A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Hardcover)
University of Chicago Press, 9780226039336, 1188pp.
Publication Date: January 15, 2001
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.
About the Author
Frederick William Danker (1920-2012) was the Christ Seminary–Seminex Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Illinois. He was editor of A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, among other books.