This interpretive lexicon from Gregory K. Beale, William A. Ross, and Daniel J. Brendsel streamlines the exegetical and translation task—both as a lexicon and an interpretive handbook. It provides the vast majority of Greek prepositions, adverbs, particles, relative pronouns, conjunctions, and other connecting words that are notorious for being some of the most difficult words to translate. The editors also provide references to several major lexical resources—including BDAG, Wallace’s Greek Grammar beyond the Basics, and Harris’ Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament—where you can quickly go to examine the nuances and parameters of the word for translation options.
This volume also evaluates the discourse function of each word that is defined and catalogued, and categorizes its semantic range into defined logical relationships. This feature of the lexicon adds an interpretive element, since translation must include interpretation, at least on a linguistic level. This interpretive feature of the book is tremendously helpful for the exegetical process, allowing for the translator to closely follow the logical flow of the text with greater efficiency. An Interpretive Lexicon of New Testament Greek is thus a remarkable resource for student, pastor, and scholar alike.
Use this handy interpretive lexicon along with BDAG, the most complete lexicon for the Greek New Testament ever produced.
“similar to Inferences and Grounds, but dealing with real world actions rather than ideas/reasoning” (Page 8)
“This Lexicon can ‘stand alone’ in one sense, but it is primarily intended to be used to facilitate the process of discerning logical relationships between propositions and thus exegetical analysis, which is done best with primary lexical and grammatical sources at hand.” (Page 13)
“Often when engaged in interpretation of a specific text the reader will be left to decide between several possible relationships, a decision among which will depend on exegetical context.” (Page 16)
“ἐπεί and οὖν signal certain meaningful relationships between clauses” (Page 6)
“BibleArc.com (appearing in parentheses after our labels in the table)” (Page 7)
This invaluable tool assists us in the task of careful exegesis and should be warmly welcomed.
—Thomas R. Schreiner, professor of New Testament, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
This book wins my affection especially by correlating its definitions with the relational symbols I have been using for 40 years.
—John Piper, chancellor and professor of biblical exegesis, Bethlehem College and Seminary
Greg Beale and company . . . have produced a volume whose time has come.
—Daniel B. Wallace, professor of New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary
I am very thankful for the labor of exegetical love that has gone into making this essential material available to future teachers and students.
—Scott J. Hafemann, reader of divinity, University of St. Andrews
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.
Gregory K. Beale is the J. Gresham Machen Chair of New Testament and professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is coeditor of the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament and the author of A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New and Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Exegesis and Interpretation.
Daniel J. Brendsel is minister of the Mission Training Academy and Adult Education at Grace Church of DuPage in Warrenville, IL.
William A. Ross is a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge.