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#1 rborden

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 03:57 PM

Hi,
I am a new user to Accordance and must say I love it! I just came back from my local book store and I happen to come across the Zondervan New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology
Abridged Edition by Dr. Verlyn Verbrugge. Here is a clipping of the synopsis "An abridged edition of the New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology—written for those with a limited knowledge of biblical Greek. This book was previously titled The NIV Theological Dictionary of New Testament Words."

My question is this, which module can I purchase from Accordance that would contain this, or similar, info? By the way, I have the Accordance Standard level with Thayers Greek English Lexicon and well as the GNT-TRS. The Thayers is a good help but the Zondervan Dictionary of Theology at the book store had much more information and it was in laymans terms.

Your guidance and thoughts/help is greatly appreciated!!!

Richard

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 04:33 PM

I'd recommend the New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology or TDNT Little Kittel. The latter is less expensive, but the former will provide more information than TDNT and the abridged edition you mentioned.

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:36 PM

I agree that for Greek the New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, ed. by Colin Brown, pub. by Zondervan, (NIDNTT) is your best choice. Despite the similarity in titles it is not the same as the book you found. It is 4 volumes in print, but quite accessible for the lay person. The OT equivalent (NIDOTTE) is more technical, and for OT non-Hebrew scholars I recommend Theological Wordbook of the OT (TWOT) by Waltke and O'Connor.

The names are all so confusing, even more so as they change from edition to edition. For example, our New International Encyclopedia of Bible Words on the Zondervan Personal Growth Bible Study Suite is an excellent modern equivalent of Vine's (OT and NT), and used to be titled Zondervan Expository Dictionary of Bible Words.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:43 PM

I have all the volumes under discussion, but I think the abridged edition by Verbrugge has a lot going for it. I think it is a much more useful tool for the average pastor. It keeps the most important data from the original Colin Brown edition; it has a much more useful arrangement by Greek word, rather than English; and the modifications and additions by Verbrugge make it much more of an evangelical work, in my opinion. After BDAG, I think it is the next best tool of this kind for the average evangelical pastor.

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 09:30 PM

You may well be correct, Bill, but it is not available on Accordance, and Accordance makes it so easy to look up the Greek words in NIDNTT, whether from a Greek text or a Key number text.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 09:56 PM

Thank you all for your input and taking the time to give me guidance. I will do a little online research concerning the mentioned tools by everyone and I do want an Accordance module. I still love the "old hardback" books but having in Accordance saves huge amounts of time not to mention I can cover a lot a ground quickly by searching.

Thanks,
Richard Borden




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