Lampe's "A Patristic Greek Lexicon"

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John Coatney | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Sep 30 2014 8:50 AM

I assume that someone at Logos has looked into this, but just in case, is there any chance that Logos would be able to produce G.H.W. Lampe's "A Patristic Greek Lexicon"?

  • Hardcover: 1616 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (December 15, 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019864213X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198642138

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 30 2014 9:42 AM

For the curious: http://www.amazon.com/Patristic-Greek-Lexicon-G-Lampe/dp/019864213X 

Not disagreeing, and just guessing, but with Sophicles https://www.logos.com/product/8513/e-a-sophocles-collection at $20 for many (and eventually $100 after pre-pub), the residual patristic greek 'market'  would be very tight.  Add significant production OL costs (linking), and there'd need to be heavy demand.  Again just guessing.

But Lampe is certainly the cat's meow for patristic greek.

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 30 2014 9:44 AM

John Coatney:

I assume that someone at Logos has looked into this, but just in case, is there any chance that Logos would be able to produce G.H.W. Lampe's "A Patristic Greek Lexicon"?

  • Hardcover: 1616 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (December 15, 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019864213X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198642138

Hi, John. You're not the only one who has shown interest in this lexicon. See the following threads:

http://community.logos.com/forums/t/12485.aspx

http://community.logos.com/forums/p/38039/573993.aspx

You might be glad to know that Gabe Martini, the Product Manger Team Lead, commented on this lexicon a little more than a year ago, although what happened to his list, I do not know!

Gabe Martini:

I will add this to my list of requests for OUP.

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 15 2019 11:08 AM

Adding a mention here for anyone who stumbles on this thread via a Google search.

Lampe's A Patristic Greek Lexicon is now available on Community Pricing.

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LW | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 17 2019 12:23 AM

Re: "Not disagreeing, and just guessing, but with Sophicles https://www.logos.com/product/8513/e-a-sophocles-collection at $20 for many (and eventually $100 after pre-pub), the residual patristic greek 'market'  would be very tight.":

Even considering Sophocles, and adding BDAG (incl. some Apostolic Father vocabulary and some patristic refernces) and the great new Brill GE (incl. patristic Greek) I would like to say for all who read this that Lampe's should be in great demand, even just for students interested only in NT Greek.

Sophocles' entries are very short, and written in 19th century English. Lampe's are usually huge, yet densely written encyclopedic entries, written in mid/late 20th century English - way closer to current English and therefore less likely to be misunderstood.

Those who wish to know not just the basic meanings of NT words (and passages) would do well to mine Lampe, and through him, native Hellenistic Greek speaking early Christian authorities, for many words' (and passages') deeper meanings and ramifications. Suppose you (anyone) could talk to a top notch contemporary lexicographer like Danker about the meaning of your favorite passages in the Greek NT, who has read and considered most remnants of Hellenistic Greek; and you could talk to a 2nd or 3rd century expert apologist or bishop who spoke and read Hellenistic Greek all his life, spoke and learned about the faith from those who had spoken with and learned from the Apostles, and perhaps had some philosophical training, about the same passages. Surely you would want to learn what you could from the contemporary lexicographer and from the early Christian. Their strenghts complement each other. Well, the BDAG is a great tool for connecting to the former, and Lampe's lexicon is a great tool for connecting to the latter, as long (of course) as one reads everything prayerfully and with due care.

So, I hope that lots of people will want to buy this Patristic Lexicon. :)

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 7 2019 5:00 AM

Luke Wadel:

So, I hope that lots of people will want to buy this Patristic Lexicon. :)

I'm in [can not afford the rental price] 

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Hapax Legomena | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 6:59 AM

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