Yesterday, I got to do the first post in my translation of Matthew having the benefit of  A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (3rd Edition), commonly referred to as BDAG. And I have to say that having done so, I can’t imagine doing translation without it. It is an invaluable resource.

At the same time, it is rather expensive. Amazon is currently listing it as Used starting at $115.00! Even then, if you are an new NT student, I’d say to just bite the bullet. You will be paid back in good time. The fact is that it is a massive tome, and page for page is not that expensive.

I especially benefited from the articles on prepositions. Prepositions continue to sometimes throw me for a loop, as I learned them from usage in Classical Greek. It is not infrequent that Koine usage is dramatically different…

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