These books are excellent additions to one's library and are particularly useful for research.
The Name of God Y.eH.oW.aH Which Is Pronounced As It Is Written I_Eh_Ou_Ah: Its Story
As indicated in the title, Gertoux concludes that the tetragram YHWH is the proper name of God, and is easy to pronounce because it sounds just like it is written according to the great Maimonides. In order to reach that destination, however, he has examined errors that have accumulated for at least 20 centuries, and wandered through linguistic questions.
The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration
For more than twenty-five years the standard account of the compilation and transmission of the New Testament, this text offers a comprehensive survey of ancient and newly-discovered manuscripts, and considers both the science and art of textual criticism as applied to the interpretation of manuscripts. Containing references to more than 150 additional books and articles dealing with Greek manuscripts, early versions, and critical studies of witnesses to the text of the New Testament, it covers a variety of textual problems and provides an objective account of the several schools of textual methodology. Now updated, the third edition describes advances in textual criticism of the New Testament since 1964. For courses in biblical studies and the history of Christianity, it will remain a definitive text.
Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament
The author distinguishes literal from figurative reading of the text, i.e. the Greek NT. The former focuses on what was said. The latter is concerned with what was meant. The author’s justification for writing this book is twofold. First, none of the original NT documents are now extant. Second, existing copies of the documents differ. This book deals specifically/explicitly with textual problems of the entire NT. Historical and contemporary works of this genre are partial in their treatment.
Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar
Basics of the Biblical Greek is an entirely new, integrated approach to teaching and learning New Testament Greek. It makes learning Greek a natural process and shows from the very beginning how an understanding of Greek helps in understanding the New Testament. Basics of Biblical Greek: combines the best of the deductive and the inductive approaches, explains the basics of English grammar before teaching Greek grammar, uses from the very beginning parts of verses from the New Testament instead of "made-up" exercises, includes at the beginning of every lesson a brief devotional, written by a well-known New Testament scholar, that demonstrates how the principles taught in the lesson apply directly to an understanding of the biblical text, is the most popular first-year Greek course used in colleges and seminaries today.
Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament
For over a century, Thayer's has been lauded as one of the best New Testament lexicons available. Both accessible and thorough, it is a work suited for the student of New Testament Greek. Thayer's provides dictionary definitions for each word and relates each word to its New Testament usage and categorizes its nuances of meaning. Its exhaustive coverage of New Testament Greek words, as well as its extensive quotation of extra-biblical word usage and the wealth of background sources consulted and quoted, render Thayer's an invaluable resource.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon
A trio of eminent Old Testament scholars-Francis Brown, R. Driver, and Charles Briggs-spent over twenty years researching, writing, and preparing The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon. Since it first appeared in the early part of the twentieth century, BDB has been considered the finest and most comprehensive Hebrew lexicon available to the English-speaking student. Based upon the classic work of Wilhelm Gesenius, the "father of modern Hebrew lexicography," BDB gives not only dictionary definitions for each word, but relates each word to its Old Testament usage and categorizes its nuances of meaning. BDB's exhaustive coverage of Old Testament Hebrew words, as well as its unparalleled usage of cognate languages and the wealth of background sources consulted and quoted, render BDB and invaluable resource for all students of the Bible.
Dictionary of the Bible
Includes both the Old and New testament, 2000 articles covering every book of the Bible, Major themes and concepts, characters of the Bible, ancient civilization of the near East, geography of the biblical lands, and over 200 charts and illustrations.
A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early
Described as an "invaluable reference work" (Classical Philology) and "a tool indispensable for the study of early Christian literature" (Religious Studies Review) in its previous edition, this new updated American edition of Walter Bauer's Wörterbuch zu den Schriften des Neuen Testaments builds on its predecessor's staggering deposit of extraordinary erudition relating to Greek literature from all periods. Including entries for many more words, the new edition also lists more than 25,000 additional references to classical, intertestamental, Early Christian, and modern literature. In this edition, Frederick W. Danker's broad knowledge of Greco-Roman literature, as well as papyri and epigraphs, provides a more panoramic view of the world of Jesus and the New Testament. Danker has also introduced a more consistent mode of reference citation, and has provided a composite list of abbreviations to facilitate easy access to this wealth of information. Perhaps the single most important lexical innovation of Danker's edition is its inclusion of extended definitions for Greek terms. For instance, a key meaning of "episkopos" was defined in the second American edition as overseer; Danker defines it as "one who has the responsibility of safeguarding or seeing to it that something is done in the correct way, guardian." Such extended definitions give a fuller sense of the word in question, which will help avoid both anachronisms and confusion among users of the lexicon who may not be native speakers of English. Danker's edition of Bauer's Wörterbuch will be an indispensable guide for Biblical and classical scholars, ministers, seminarians, and translators.
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