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This page provides a review of a reference work that was consulted while working on the Analytical-Literal Translation of the New Testament (ALT). To purchase a copy of the third edition, click here.
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A Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament
By Barclay M. Newman, Jr.
A good starting point
This dictionary is found in the back of the United Bible Societies The Greek New Testament. But it can also be purchased separately. It is also found in the BibleWorks software program.
I own the Greek NT and BibleWorks. I used the version in the Greek NT quite a bit when I was first learning Greek. The value of this dictionary is that it is very basic. In most cases, you are given a one word or short phrase English equivalent for the Greek word. Some entries are more detailed, with different possible equivalent words given, and occasionally a verse reference. But that is it, simple and to the point.
But sometimes, that is all you want, to know the basic meaning of a word. And this dictionary lets you see it at a glance. In fact, on my BibleWorks program, I have this dictionary set as the lexicon that appears in the auto-info window under the actual verses. So I put my pointer over a Greek word, and the short definition form this dictionary immediately appears. And again, sometimes, that is all I need to be reminded of what a word means.
Once I started working on my Analytical-Literal Translation of the New Testament (ALT) I would often need more info that this. So I would then check other lexicons and theological dictionaries. But this little dictionary still provided a good starting point. So I would recommend it for that purpose.
Review of Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament. Copyright (c) 2008 by Gary F. Zeolla.
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