Sad News of Nida’s Passing

Sad News of Nida’s Passing August 25, 2011

Many have already heard the sad news of the passing of Eugene Nida, the eminent linguist and Bible translator. I just wish to say that I have appreciated his Greek-English Lexicon of the NT: Based on Semantic Domains (with J.P. Louw). In fact, for my Colossians commentary I am working on, I have set “Louw-Nida” as my default (“go-to”) lexicon for semantic matters, rather than the expected “BDAG.” (I may explain my decision on another occasion.)

In any case, I hope my frequent reference L-N offers a nice tone of appreciation in light of this sad news. May the Lord comfort his family and close friends in this difficult time.

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