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.
Besides my Macbook referenced below I have several Windows, among the toughest I have are: 4GB W7 i3 3110 3rd gen Ivy Bridge (since it's W7 and huge battery) | 8GB W10 AMD FX-7600P (since it's AMD:s best laptop CPU - I LOVE AMD) it has the slightly overkill AMD R7 270DX 2GB graphics, bought new on Oct. 30. (tomorrow from Örebro by train) 2015 returned item so lower bargain price not on a sale. My desktop has the excellent value for money G2030 CPU Ivy Bridge
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Was on a vacation in Germany by car July 21. - Aug. 1. relaxing, evangelizing a little, while studying.
Going to teach myself the asq -programming language later on. /June 16.-Oct 10. 2015
As 10.10 is not working as well for me (the competitor software to work on it yet) ... /July 9.-20., Oct. 10. 2015 ... I'm installing OS X 10.11 El Capitan in November 2015 on my 2007 Macbook Pro with motherboard changed when it was 4 years old, disks changed as well: main drive 256 GB SSD, two new batteries. The 6 GB RAM and the two USB 3.0 ports for it (the latter through ExpressCard slot) just arrived this afternoon. /June 17.
For my recommendations regarding the WBC September 2015sale: see: https://community.lo...331.aspx#760331 ... except that I'd wait for the New Edition of Jude/2 Pt by Bauckham - it's a revised Edition from 2014, and I might possibly recommend Hebrews 1-8, 9-13 by Lane IF You must research it - after hearing about it from others I checked recommendation from the reference book by John Glynn. Additionally I recommend: 2 Kg by Hobbs 1985, Prv by Murphy 1998, and 1 2 3 Jn by Smalley 2010 revised Edition. /last reviewed Oct. 9.