Recommended Resource: The Concise New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis (Zondervan Academic)

Recommended Resource: The Concise New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis (Zondervan Academic) January 22, 2022

Recommended Resource: The Concise New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis (Zondervan Academic, 2022)

I have a few resources on my “reference” shelf that I will consult as a go-to. I have the 5-volume (3500pp) New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis (2014). It is an excellent, in-depth resource for word studies. The big set retails at ~$250, which is a steep sticker price for pastors and students. Zondervan has edited the set down to a “concise” (1200pp) single volume at $80 retail. Moises Silva is the academic responsible for the big set, and Zondervan editor Chris Beetham has condensed it for the smaller work.

So—what is it? It’s a theologically-interested study of 3,000 Greek words of the New Testament. In fact, the concise edition retains all 3,000 entries, though many entries are cut down to essential information and insights.

Do you need to know Greek to use CNIDNTTE? Knowing Greek will help all around in using and making full sense of the dictionary. But each entry is keyed to a Strong’s Concordance Number. There are resources that help you find the Strong’s Number of a word in the New Testament, and then you can look up that word in CNIDNTTE. [Blue Letter Bible Online uses Strong’s numbers]

This is a great “starter” resource for dipping your toes into the academic world of Greek word studies. You can begin with this, and then “upgrade” to the big set if you want more detailed information.

Below is a page sample (from the ebook). [GL = Greek Literature; JL = Jewish Literature]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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