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A History of New Testament Lexicography
New Testament lexicons of today are comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative. Behind them lies a tradition dating back to the sixteenth century, whose characteristics are not well known. Besides giving a history of this tradition, A History of New Testament Lexicography demonstrates its less satisfactory features, notably its dependence on predecessors, the influence o ...more
Paperback, 414 pages
Published May 28th 2003 by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
(first published May 2003)
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The boringness of the title stands in inverse proportion to the enjoyability of the book. Lee writes with real verve and wit, and the key points that stick with me are 1) that lexicons beg, borrow, and steal from their ancestors (with sometimes silly results) and 2) that we still need a Greek lexicon based on a fresh application of advances of linguistics.