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lexicons, ????

Post by Timotheus » Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:34 am

I decided to start with Homeric greek. however I wanted to know if the BAGD would suffice?

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Post by Paul » Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:28 pm

Hi,

The BDAG is a marvelous dictionary. But if you're going to do Homer (bravo!), I would urge you to get Cunliffe's lexicon.

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Post by annis » Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:49 pm

Paul wrote:BDAG


This sounds like an avant-garde mandolin tuning. I cannot for the life of me figure out the B and the D this morning.
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Post by Bert » Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:31 pm

annis wrote:
Paul wrote:BDAG


This sounds like an avant-garde mandolin tuning. I cannot for the life of me figure out the B and the D this morning.

That leaves an A and a G.
You probably think that they stand for Ancient Greek.
WRONG. (I loved doing that. Likely the only chance I'll get at correcting you. :) )
It stands for Bauer, Danker, Arndt and Gingrich.
It is THE lexicon for Biblical Greek.
Timotheus wrote BAGD. It is the second edition, BDAG is the third edition.

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Post by annis » Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:41 pm

Bert wrote:That leaves an A and a G.
You probably think that they stand for Ancient Greek.


I did.

WRONG. (I loved doing that. Likely the only chance I'll get at correcting you. :) )


:)

It stands for Bauer, Danker, Arndt and Gingrich.
It is THE lexicon for Biblical Greek.


Ah. Probably not a good tool for reading Homer, then.
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Post by Timotheus » Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:45 am

thanks, I'll pick one up. is this something i can get from this site or doi order from barnes and noble?

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Post by swiftnicholas » Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:22 pm

I don't think Cunliffe is available online. You can preview it at Amazon, if you want---but you won't be disappointed. :) It's fantastic.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... ce&s=books

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