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.
Please SEE THIS recent LINK about Bible versions: https://www.christia...curate.7926578/
Moffatt version that I find I can focus on in the commuter traffic for more devotional reading - I also have the commentary set: https://www.christia...-bible.7618350/
And NPP and English translations and commentaries as well as as a bit about learning the original languages: https://www.christia...posts/72219172/
I'm growing only my Accordance and print libraries. I also occasionally duplicate things, depending on price. I don't buy Collections/base-packages at all, to me an OK print library is a Collection/base-package and is bragging-rights, a mid-size Collection would not be!! Books copyrighted in the most recent Years (2011 and later) have to be truly exceptional for me to buy them. I very rarely have to add any lexicons or Bible Dictionaries, I access them wherever, under Accordance I have bought HALOT and BDAG used. Otherwise I prefer BAGD actually which I have under L6.9. The best One-volume Bible commentary is Oxford Bible commentary. NAB70 OT and L6 functionality including Chineze (which I don't speak/read) under spare account. The Oxford Bible Commentary under other one pretty large current account that is the one I actually use. /Oct. 16. 2017 Edited Jan. 14. 2018. My current comparison March 20.-21. 2017 of two laptops: https://community.lo...520.aspx#891520 ... and compared to a laptop I used to have recently, things like speed and battery life
yesterday was 2 years since I returned from an archaeological trip to Turkey. /Apr 16. 2016 A bit of interest in Akkadian or Babylonian. /Apr. 2016
Besides my Macbook referenced below I have a few Windows, among the toughest I have are: 4GB (upgrading to 16 GB) W7 i3 3110 3rd gen Ivy Bridge (since it's W7 Professional and huge battery that actually can be gripped while carrying it open) | Until a Year ago I had: 8GB W10 AMD FX-7600P (since it's AMD:s best laptop CPU - I LOVE AMD) it had the slightly overkill AMD R7 270DX 2GB graphics, i was 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
Relevant and representative Facebook: https://www.facebook...100009160762403 (see also my Twitter).
Was on a vacation in Germany by car July 21. - Aug. 1. 2014 relaxing, evangelizing a little, while studying.
Going to teach myself the asq -programming language years later on. /June 16.-Oct 10. 2015-Apr. 16. 2016
This one is waiting for yet another motherboard change and I'm not sure it will get done IF everything continues the same: OS X 10.11 El Capitan 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. 2015