Unless you do a lot of work in the early Church Fathers, I think BAGD and
L&S will serve you just fine.
At 10:14 AM 12/29/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Is Lampe's _A Patristic Greek Lexicon_ worth the $295 to buy?
>The context of this question is that I am a professor of theology in a
>Seminary in Caracas, Venezuela. The seminary does not have the library
>facilities that a normal seminary in the States would have. In my
>personal library, I have Bauer's Lexicon (2nd ed., not the new one soon
>to be released) and Liddell, Scott, Jones' Lexicon as well as various
>other theological dictionaries such as Kittel complete set and Colin
>Brown's set. Also, with the internet resources such as Thesaurus Gracae
>(sp?) available, would I be just as well off getting the newer version of
>Bauer, rather than Lampe's?
>I am finishing up my MA in Theological Studies while on furlough and will
>soon be finished. My next project will be to do an indepth study of
>Galatians from the Greek text. While I do not consider myself a
>professional textual critic, I am interested in being able to
>independently evaluate the textual variants.
>Rev. James A. Gehman
>Missionary in Residence, Brookside Community Church
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