The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology is, first, a basic enlargement of the German Theologisches Begriffslexikon zum Neuen Testament. On its first publication in German it was recognized as a major reference work and has since become a more and more widely acclaimed as an important tool for understanding the theology and message of the Bible. Its translation and publication in English, together with the extensive revisions and additions, provide a unique source of information, invaluable to ministers, teachers, and anyone interested in the study as well as the teaching of the Bible. Some of its main features are: - Concise discussions of the major theological terms of the Bible - Arranged in English alphabetical order - Does not require knowledge of Greek and Hebrew - Discusses the use of each key term in classical Greek, the Old Testament, the rabbinic writing, and the New Testament - Glossary of technical terms - Full bibliographies - Complete indexes that make the wealth of information in these volumes readily accessible.
Colin Brown has put together one of the better New Testament Dictionaries available. This is a must have for serious students, Pastors, and those who love to study the New Testament. This series is great for word studies, syntactical studies, semantical studies, etc. Brown takes Greek words used throughout the NT and discusses their usages in context, in the LXX, in other Greek writings, etc. Brown gives a definition of the word/s and describes their various semantical features, cognates, synonyms, and such. Brown also sites where the words are used, how they are used, etc. Moreover, the reader does not need a background in the Greek language to understand this series - Brown has made it accessible for anyone to grasp!! Brown also discusses key terms used in the Greek, he has a great bibliography, a complete index (one whole volume of the series), and he discusses the major theological issues surrounding the grammar/semantics of the Greek and the Bible. Thus, making this set an invaluable tool for anyone interested in deeper NT studies. This is a must have set!!!