This collection brings together the six English translations volumes of the Theological Lexicon of the Old Testament, written by Ernst Jenni and Claus Westermann, and the Theological Lexicon of the New Testament, written by Ceslas Spicq. These digital volumes provide the student of the Bible with a lexicon that provides not only the lexicography of the biblical words covered, but the authors seek to shed light on the theological and religious import of each term.
The Theological Lexicon of the New Testament, written by the premier biblical exegete Ceslas Spicq, takes its place alongside other standard language tools for New Testament studies. This singular 3-volume set, translated into English by James D. Ernest, combines Spicq’s command of lexicography with a theological approach to New Testament studies. Spicq's quest is not for morphology, orthography, or even grammar or syntax; rather, he wants to uncover the religious meaning of the language used in the New Testament.
Spicq has used many resources, including epigraphical texts, papyri, classical writings, the Greek Old Testament, Hellenistic authors, among others, to create this study. Article headings provide Greek lexical forms, fully tranliterated English forms, and a definition. The extensively footnoted body of each article discusses usage in the papyri, the Septuagint, and classical and Hellenistic writings, applying the results to New Testament interpretation.
Within the genre of the ‘theological dictionary’ the work of Jenni and Westermann is, within the limits of space, outstanding for its conciseness, care, and accuracy. It contains much linguistic information that is not easily accessible in the customary ‘linguistic’ dictionary. Its statistical work and tabulation are particularly valuable. In particular, the criticisms which were directed against theological dictionaries have been taken seriously, and faults have been avoided.
—James Barr, Distinguished Professor of Hebrew Bible, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Like a diamond, highly prized for its fine cut, sparkle, setting, durability, utility, and symbolism, Jenni-Westermann’s Theological Lexicon of the Old Testament has enormous value for a variety of reasons. Its rich data range from the historical to the theological, from the earliest occurrence of a particular word to its post-biblical use, from its distribution in the canon to its attestation in other literature from the ancient Near East, from its grammatical and syntactical peculiarities to its religious nuance. The contributors retain their original perspectives, which give freshness and excitement to the whole. I have long wished for an English translation of this important work so that my divinity students would have access to it.
—James L. Crenshaw, Robert L. Flowers Professor of Old Testament, Duke University
Classical authors, inscriptions, and papyri are probed for the light they can shed . . . An important resource [now] available to English-speaking people.
—Frederick Danker, Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago
These volumes represent one of the best supplements to Kittel available. New Testament scholars should find much of value here, while those in pastoral work would certainly find the volumes useful in sermon preparation.
—Darrell L. Bock
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Ernst Jenni is a member of the faculty of theology at the University of Basel and serves on the editorial committee of Theologische Zeitschrift.
Claus Westermann, emeritus professor at the University of Heidelberg, is author of the 3-volume Continental Commentary on Genesis and numerous other Old Testament studies.
Mark E. Biddle is associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew Bible at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia. He received his Dr.Theol. from the University of Zurich and his Th.M. from Rüschlikon Baptist Theological Seminary.
Ceslas Spicq, O.P., was an internationally recognized biblical scholar known especially for his commentaries Saint Paul: Les Epîtres Pastorales, Les Epîtres de Saint Pierre, L'Epître aux Hébreux, and for his widely acclaimed Agape in the New Testament.
James D. Ernest received his PhD in history of Christian life and thought from Boston College. He is an editor-in-chief at Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.