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A Greek–English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd ed. (BDAG)

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Described as an "invaluable reference work" (Classical Philology) and "a tool indispensable for the study of early Christian literature" (Religious Studies Review) in its previous edition, this new updated American edition of Walter Bauer's Wörterbuch zu den Schriften des Neuen Testaments builds on its predecessor's staggering deposit of extraordinary erudition relating to Greek literature from all periods. Including entries for many more words, the new edition also lists more than 25,000 additional references to classical, intertestamental, Early Christian, and modern literature.

Perhaps the single most important lexical innovation of Danker's edition is its inclusion of extended definitions for Greek terms. For instance, a key meaning of episkopos was defined in the second American edition as overseer; Danker defines it as "one who has the responsibility of safeguarding or seeing to it that something is done in the correct way, guardian." Such extended definitions give a fuller sense of the word in question, which will help avoid both anachronisms and confusion among users of the lexicon who may not be native speakers of English.

Thanks to Frederick W. Danker's broad knowledge of Greco-Roman literature, as well as papyri and epigraphs, the new BDAG provides a more panoramic view of the world of Jesus and the New Testament. It incorporates new research, new information, and analyses while rendering translations into contemporary English. What is more, the Logos Bible Software version of this resource offers unprecedented search capabilities customized to this reference work. Can you continue doing Biblical study without it?

It goes without saying that all scholars and students of early Christianity will profit from BDAG and will want to own a copy of this fine new edition. (more...
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Review of Biblical Literature, October 2002
by John T. Fitzgerald, University of Miami

Any reader familiar with the second edition (BAGD - 1979...) will notice an immediate and sharp improvement in semantic clarity and presentation in this third edition. (more...
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Review of Biblical Literature, October 2002
by Terry Roberts, University of Sydney, Australia

This is a beautiful, user-friendly book, and the editor and the publisher deserve to be congratulated on its production. In physical appearance as well as content it marks a change in the tradition of Bauer lexicons. (more...
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Review of Biblical Literature, October 2002
by Abraham J. Malherbe, Yale University Divinity School

Like its predecessor, Danker will be enormously helpful to students and scholars working with the NT. (more...
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Review of Biblical Literature, October 2002
by Harold W. Attridge, Yale University Divinity School

It is without doubt the best tool of its kind that exists in any language, and the present edition is decidedly superior to the earlier ones. (more...)

Bryn Mawr Classical Review, June 2001
by Jerker Blomqvist, Department of Classics, Lund University

Endorsements of the Electronic Edition

In all, an excellent alternative format with distinct advantages that many will prefer to the print version. (more...)

Religious Studies Review, April 2003
by Michael Holmes, Bethel College

This writer highly recommends one spending the extra cost of adding BDAG to the Scholar’s Library. This combination will enhance an already valuable resource. (more...)

Southwestern Journal of Theology, Fall 2003
by James R. Wicker, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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    Love it, but Exegetical Summaries often uses BAGD (predecessor) instead of BDAG, so you can't open it from the link. They should key all the Exegetical Summaries to work with BDAG, so we can use the links.
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    The third edition of this famous Greek-English Lexicon does not disappoint. It is a significant improvement from its predecessor in at least two respects. First, specific Greek words have been given general definitions even where the word covers a wide semantic domain. This was not the case in previous editions where the reader was left with the meaning of a word only in its particular occurrence. Now readers can draw some conclusion about the basic meaning of any given Greek word (but see my comments below). The approach suggests a regression in the approach to biblical words spearheaded by James Barr in his "Semantics of Biblical Language" and a return to the approach of older lexicographers to the effect that words have meanings. Second, the range of Greek authors has been expanded and now includes more noncanonical (especially apocryphal) Greek writings of special interest for the study of early Christian origins. The quality of publication of this electronic edition is outstanding, making it a pleasure to read.
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    A necessary purchase, despite the steep price tag, for any serious student of the Greek. With other resources you lack the broad perspective of broader hellenistic word usage which can lead to exegetical fallacies in doing word studies.
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