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Greek-English Lexicon of the NT... (BDAG)


This module has an incredibly long title: “A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature;” that’s why everyone refers to it with it’s Author’s/Editor’s initials: BDAG. It is the academic standard of excellence for Koine Greek lexicons of the New Testament. Therefore it is given a high “DDT 4 Book rating” - “Best of class.” Read the comprehensive review for more technical information about the contents of the module.


Costas has designed this theWord module to beautifully work with theWord. Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits of this theWord module.


Take a look at Screenshot #1. Even many of the abbreviations are clickable! So, if you see an abbreviation in blue (in the example, the abbreviation is “PKön VI, 245” - anyone know what that is without looking it up in an index?!), just perform a mouseover to see the abbreviation unabbreviated. Also note that in the look-up tree, the Greek is not only not Anglicizied, but the words are accented and breath marked. Excellent! Finally, take a close look at this screen shot, and you’ll see Hebrew words in this Greek dictionary. If you’ll highlight them, you can now search your Hebrew tools (Mickelson, BDB, TWOT!) and go directly to those entries. Nicely done, Costas!


Now notice Screenshot #2. (This is great!) BDAG is keyed to the NA27 NT text; but any Greek text with lemma information (such as my TRa NT, or the UBS4 NT) will do the same thing. Ready: in Matt 1:23 of the TRa NT (or NA27 or USB4), if you’ll click on the word “παρθένος” (the word for “virgin” if you’re having font issues...), BDAG knows exactly what you’re looking for and goes straight there. This is great performance between software & module! Every form of every NT word takes you to it’s root definition. (In the Greek texts that do not contain lemma information, sometimes the word clicks will work; but not typically.)


BDAG is not cheap - $150 formatted for theWord. But if you’re a professional Greek student (or just want to be), this is the best NT Koine Greek lexicon available.


This is simply a summarized review of the BDAG as formatted for theWord, a free Bible software program. To see an in depth review of the contents of BDAG, go to my comprehensive review here.



This TW summary review is by Dr. David S. Thomason. Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.

DDT TW Rating


“Best of Class” Award