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Christian Alexander | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Feb 18 2022 7:33 AM

Other than the BDAG, what is a good Greek lexicon that covers the morphology and philology of Greek words?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 18 2022 11:59 AM

A lexicon is not intended to provide morphology. The Morphology charts in Logos will give you the forms that actually exist in scriptural texts. Also check out the Factbook for some serious information drawn from the Lexham lexicons.

Philology of Greek words? I'm not sure how to answer this despite having trained as a philologist. Assuming you mean the etymological aspect then Beekes, Robert. Etymological Dictionary of Greek, edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Vol. 1 & 2. Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2010. is the appropriate resource. But since you didn't understand my response to your Greek morphology question, I suspect you'd need to do some foundational reading in historical linguistics to make full use of this resource.

BTW in America, philology is not a common discipline. Most philology professors trained in Europe and work in language & literature departments.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 18 2022 1:22 PM

MJ. Smith:
A lexicon is not intended to provide morphology.

I was wondering what such a lexicon might look like.  The closest I could think of was the Greek Analytical of the NT, but not really.  The Etymology of the Ancient Greek speaks to morphological development, but not its primary discussion.  Probably the closest are the ones discussing the development of greek.

I'd pull mine up, but app.logos doesn't recognize mytags, and the mobile doesn't parse tags the same as the desktop. So, zippo for a 5-figure library.

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Christian Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 19 2022 10:28 AM

I am looking for a lexicon that delves into the critical components of the language and how the language has developed over time/

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Sean Boisen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 19 2022 12:41 PM

Christian Alexander:

Other than the BDAG, what is a good Greek lexicon that covers the morphology and philology of Greek words?

You might be interested in the Lexham Research Lexicon of the Greek New Testament (there's another volume for the Septuagint). It shows declension information for nouns (maybe that's relevant of your interest in morphology?), along with sense information from the Bible Sense Lexicon with selected passages, multi-term usage, references in alternate corpora, and links to commentary and journal articles. However, MJ's suggestion of Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Volumes 1 & 2 would be more relevant for information on historical developments.

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