Naked Bible 032: Studying the Original Languages of the Bible: Word Study Techniques, Part 1

 
 
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Today we’re continuing with our series on Bible study at the word level. Last time we talked about exegetical fallacies that arise from flawed word study methods. In this episode, I want to transition to some important elements that go into word study. Today we’ll primarily be focused on examining a word as it’s used by a single author throughout the material that author wrote – in this case the apostle Paul. But the word I’ve chosen for our focus also means that we’ll be getting into the issue of a word’s distribution across a corpus – in this case, obviously, the New Testament. Since this example is so restrictive – since my primary interest in this episode is a single author’s use – I’ll probably return to word distribution when doing word studies in a future episode.

Greek-English Lexicons cited in the episode:

BDAG

A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd Edition

older edition of the above (1979, now out-of-date, but useful):

A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, Second Edition

Digital edition of BDAG

Liddell-Scott (abridged hard copy edition)

An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon: Founded upon the Seventh Edition of Liddell and Scott’s Greek-English Lexicon

Liddell-Scott in digital: full 9th edition

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