The Concise New International Dictionary of NT Theology & Exegesis

Here is a really fine resource for Bible study. In the past I have used the original NIDNTT set edited by Colin Brown and I always got the most out of it if such tools available. I never used Silvia’s updated set from a few years ago as I wondered if it my old set might be sufficient. When I heard about the release of this volume, I thought it worth checking out as a 1-volume condensed set sure would be handy. I was presently surprised and this book will always be kept within arm’s reach going forward for me.

The Introduction carefully explains the design. Every word in the larger set is included but the more scholarly or esoteric information information including bibliographies that probably wouldn’t appeal to most Bible students anyway is omitted. The heart of the discussion that the Bible student is after remains. It’s rich too. That is not to say that you might not disagree ( like “agape” versus the other words for “love” which scholars are convinced that are little more than synonyms), and so this resource can’t be the only opinion you consult, but it should be a prominent one.

There are fine indexes for subject and Scripture references that allow your studies to land in this volume from different directions. The book uses Goodrick-Kohlenberger numbers but fortunately it contains what many others lack: a conversion chart for Strong’s numbers. that means you can get where you need in mere moments.

You will want this one!

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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