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.
Please note: these three volumes will download as a single resource in your digital library.
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
With the Logos edition of the Theological Lexicon of the New Testament, Logos Bible Software enables you to perform serious theological and lexical study of the New Testament quickly and accurately. You can now perform powerful searches faster than ever, and accomplish complex lexical research accurately and effectively. With your digital library, you can search for verses, find Scripture references and citations instantly, and perform word studies. Additionally, important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, theology texts, and other resources in your library. Knowing Greek will be an advantage, but English transliterations make this lexicon enormously useful for English-only study as well. Not only biblical studies scholars, but also—and especially—pastors, teachers, and others interested in serious theological studies of the Bible will profit from this important work. 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.
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.
Thomas F. Shea