A Patristic Greek Lexicon represents the final result of a project begun in 1906 under the auspices of the Central Society for Sacred Study when H. B. Swete was Warden and Regis Professor of Divinity at Cambridge. Lampe and his editorial team worked concurrently as Henry Stewart Jones was in the midst of editing the 9th edition of A Greek-English Lexicon. Because LSJ intentionally excluded all post-Biblical Christian authors from its scope, Lampe’s A Patristic Greek Lexicon has since become the essential reference for the study of the vocabulary of many Church Fathers.
The design of the patristic lexicon is presented as a companion or supplement to LSJ. Words that are well attested in the general lexicon and otherwise of less interest for the readers of patristic literature do not receive discussion. Similarly, in order to make space for more vocabulary and lexicographic discussion, common usage of some words is left to LSJ and A Patristic Greek Lexicon only provides analysis of unusual or unique senses for the patristic authors. Thus the editors assume that the user of A Patristic Greek Lexicon will have LSJ, also, at their side. Traditionally in the print edition this has been difficult and cumbersome, but in the digital edition for Logos Bible Software, this process becomes simple and efficient.
In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
Kevin Clarke, Ph.D.