How to Work with Definitions in a Lexicon

What are you supposed to do with those "extended definitions," and why don't they just give you a one word gloss, a translation equivalent? This is from Danker's Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. vii: For many glosses and translation of phrases I encourage users, should they be inclined, to form an alternative rendering while … Continue reading How to Work with Definitions in a Lexicon

The Earliest Hebrew-English Lexicography

When most students think of an "old" Hebrew-English lexicon, they think of BDB, originally published in 1906 by Brown, Driver, and Briggs, based on the work of Wilhelm Gesenius. The writing of Hebrew-English lexica, however, stretches all the way back to the end of the 16th century. The early Hebrew-English lexicons can be divided into two … Continue reading The Earliest Hebrew-English Lexicography