I would use UBS Translators Handbook for it's designed useage.
What I'm asking is - which it seems like You understood but I'll clarify anyway: is whether the things I would need to look up from the UBS Translators Handbook NT are largely covered in the NIDNTT or not. Even if the coverage is say ⅓ then that is quite enough. I don't know whether I've specified my use enough yet? It's OK if the dictionary is a bit thin on general Bible knowledge, but I am considering another option if it's comparable to NIDNTT and would then get more general Bible (knowledge) coverage. And I would like the NIDNTT to have some general Bible knowledge because I don't want to end up getting multiple >$100 sets, especially not at this point, maybe MANY years from now.
I'm thinking like this: the knowledge among scholars of Gk as a language, is not going to change remarkably during a lifetime. It's more critical that I gain Gk knowledge myself. So I won't need to wait for a replacement to NIDNTT (a better and newer set) to come in the future.
Thank You for the opinion that it's great for word studies. I've heard that opinion elsewhere at least a couple of times, but I'm glad to get that confirmed.
An option would be to go with the NIDNTT and Newmans or Louw-Nida (depending on which on is cheaper) and cut down on Church resource purchases. That way the costs would be minimal. On the other hand, the Church resources would be interesting conserning application. This is a bit complicated since I'm considering a bundle that has a lot on Church, as You can see at: http://www.accordanc...ic=9415&p=42743 ... and the revised ISBE. So it's also a question of whether to limit myself. The revised ISBE would duplicate a lot of NIDNTT so I would rather not get both.
I don't need coverage of the entire OT. Some references to the OT and Apocrypha is good, but that's all I need, I'm not that interested in most of the OT and certainly don't want to pay for complete coverage of the OT.
I'm not entirely sure I would be paying for 10 because I got different answers, one sales person would sell me 10 with the modules containing Eerdmans $50 and said it can't be downloaded and that the postage would be $28 (which is a lot), but I called Helen yesterday Saturday and she said that the Accordance with emulator can be downloaded. Like I said I'll check this tomorrow:
Everything works well together in Accordance.
Regarding version 9/10, if you paid for version 10, Accordance could probably provide version 9 for now until the Windows version of v10 is ready.