Library Resources: Tools for Greek Courses (1204, 2204, 3204, and 4204)
- For basic translation work, the best one-volume Greek-English dictionary is A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and other Early Christian Literature, Revised and edited by F. W. Danker. Third edition. Available in the Reference Section at REF PA881 .B38 2000
- To consider the significance of a word based on semantic domains, see also Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: based on semantic domains. Edited by Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nidea. Available in the Reference Section at REF PA881 .G68 1989 1, 2
- More specifically,
- For Apostolic Fathers, and early Christian works, consult A Patristic Greek Lexicon. Edited by G. W. H. Lampe. Available at REF PA681 .P3 1972
- For Septuagint Greek, consult either:
- A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint. By T. Muraoka. Available at REF PA781 .M87 2009 v. 1, 2
- A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint. By J. Lust, E. Eynikel, and K. Hauspie. Available at REF PA781 .G73 1992 v. 1, 2
- When doing word studies for sermons or exegesis papers, start with the following theological dictionary, available in the Reference Section:
- NIDNTTE = Moises Silva, ed., New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis, at REF BS2312 .N48 2014 v. 1-5
- If you’re looking for help with basic grammatical concepts, try the following:
- Burton, English Grammar Guide: for language students, especially students of biblical Hebrew, New Testament Greek, Latin, and related modern languages, at PE1106 .B97 2013.
- If you need grammatical information about a particular Bible verse, check one of the following:
- Robert Hanna, A Grammatical Aid to the Greek New Testament, available in the Reference Section at REF PA817 .H3 1983.
- Timothy Owings, A Cumulative Index to New Testament Greek Grammars, available in the Reference Section at REF PA817 .095 C8 1983
- For Greek grammars and grammatical studies on particular topics, browse the shelves downstairs at PA 810-880.