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Naked Bible 032: Studying the Original Languages of the Bible: Word Study Techniques, Part 1
January 22, 2015
26 min
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Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd Edition older edition of the above (1979, now out-of-date, but useful): A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, Second Edition Digital edition of BDAG Liddell-Scott (abridged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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