The aim of Alexander Souter’s A Pocket Lexicon to the Greek New Testament is to give the forms of Greek words in the New Testament and their meanings as exactly as possible. “I have studied brevity throughout, omitting matters connected with declension, conjugation, gender, and even references to passages in the New Testament itself, except in the cases where the reader might be left in doubt which of two or more senses to choose.” Souter accurately assigns all borrowings of words or idioms from other languages—Latin, Hebrew, and Aramaic. For beginners learning New Testament Greek for the first time, or for seasoned scholar that needs a quick reference guide, A Pocket Lexicon to the Greek New Testament is perfect for any Logos library.
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“ἐξουσία, (a) power, authority, weight, especially moral authority, influence;” (Page 88)
“μένω, I remain, abide, wait; c. acc. I wait for, await.” (Page 155)
“ἀσέλγεια (outrageous conduct; conduct shoe king to public decency; a wanton violence), wantonness, lewdness.” (Page 39)
“ἁμαρτία (error, a wrong state of mind or soul), a sin.” (Page 14)
“θεόπνευστος, inspired by the god, due to the inspiration” (Page 110)
Professor Souter has abandoned all lexicographical traditions, and gone his own way. The complete independence which his definitions display with reference to the English Bible makes them fresh and illuminating to a degree that is very difficult to attain in a lexicon of New Testament Greek. Professor Souter has made diligent use of the new information about the language of the New Testament that has been provided by the non-literary papyri.
Every minister who really is in earnest in his desire to get the real meaning of the Holy Oracles ought constantly to keep by his side Professor A. Souter’s little Pocket Lexicon in order to get the new meanings or shades of meaning brought to light recently on biblical words.
Alexander Souter (1873–1949) was born in Perth, Scotland. He was educated at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Cambridge. From 1903 to 1910, he served as Yates Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Mansfield College, Oxford. From 1911 to 1937 he served as Regius Professor of Humanities at the University of Aberdeen.