Books For Biblical Languages Study
Ed. F. Sanders
1. The Interlinear
Hebrew-Greek-English Bible, One-Volume Edition*, By
Jay P. Green
Lexicons and Dictionaries
1. Mounce's Complete Expository
Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words,*
William D. Mounce. An update to Vines work**, much improved. Highly
2. Word Study Greek-English New
(McReynolds): a new work based on the NSRV.
3. Expository Dictionary Of
Steven D. Renn: another update of W.E. Vines work**.
Thayer's Greek - English
Lexicon: an older work but is still one of the best lexicons
available for general use.
5. The New Strong's Complete
Dictionary Of Bible Words*
(Nelson Publishers): Strong's Lexicon
is in the public domain and comes in a variety of versions. It has a
numbering system that is used in a number of publications and software
packages. A version of Strong's lexicon is a 'must-have' book.
6. Liddell And Scott
Greek-English Lexicon (Oxford Press): the 'standard' lexicon for
classical Greek and very useful for NT studies.
7. The New Englishman's
Greek Concordance by George V. Wigram. This lists every place
each Greek word is used in the New Testament, regardless of how it is
translated into English.
8. The Exhaustive
Concordance to the Greek New Testament by John R. Kohlenberger
III, lists all N.T. verses containing occurrences of a particular Greek
word 'in Greek'.
9. Shorter Lexicon of the
Greek New Testament*
by F. Wilbur Gingrich. This is an
abridged version of their massive Greek Lexicon.
10. The New Greek English
Interlinear New Testament by Brown, Comfort and Douglas,
Published by Tyndale.
11. Word Studies in the New
Testament by Marvin R. Vincent. Analyzes Greek words and phrases
in the NT, an older work but still very useful.
1. Basics of Biblical Greek*
by William D. Mounce (published by Zondervan). This book is highly
2. New Testament Greek for
Beginners by J.Gresham Machen (published by Macmillan).
3. The Basics of New
Testament Syntax by Daniel B. Wallace published by Zondervan, an
abridged version of his larger work "Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics -
An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament"
4. New Testament Exegesis:
A Handbook for Students and Pastors*, by Gordon D. Fee, published
by Westminster John Knox.
5. Elements Of NT Greek*, J. W. Wenham, Cambridge
University Press; 2nd edition. Considered by many to be the 'best'
Greek grammar text.
6. Idioms of the Greek New
Testament by Stanley E. Porter.
1. Old Testament Exegesis: A Handbook
for Students and Pastors*,
by Douglas Stuart, published
by Westminster John Knox.
2. A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic
Lexicon of the Old Testament, William L. Holladay, published by
3. Biblical Hebrew: A Text and
Workbook, Bonnie P. Kittel (ed), Yale University Press
Hebrew and English Lexicon, Francis Brown
5. Learn Biblical Hebrew, John
Dobson, (Summer Inst of Linguistics)
6. Word Studies In
The OT, W.E. Vine, an excellent tool that is use for students
without a knowledge of OT Hebrew. Somewhat outdated.
CAVEAT: Vine is a dispensationalist and his bias towards that
theology is stong in some articles.
OT works to be added)
Copies of these books can
be found at almost any Christian book store or distributor. Used copies
can sometimes be found on ebay.com or amazon.com at a reasonable
price. Also try our used
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indicates most highly
** W.E. Vine's work Word
The OT and NT has been a popular tool for students
without a knowledge of NT
Greek, even though it is somewhat outdated. CAVEAT: Vine is a dispensationalist
and his bias towards that
theology system is stong in some articles.
Credits: Some of the
information above from Corey Keatings website: www.ntgreek.org/books/refbook.htm.
This is an excellent source for information on NT Greek and study