Biblical Language Library, 4 Volumes
Hendrickson Publishers / Hardcover
Product DescriptionIf you're serious about studying Scripture in its original language, then this is the resource you need! Four classic references are coded to Strong's numbering system, so you don't have to know Hebrew or Greek. All you need is yourStrong's Concordance. Set includes The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, The Englishman's Hebrew Concordance, The Englishman's Greek Concordance, and Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon. Hardcovers, from Hendrickson.
All you need is BDB, Thayer's, and Strong's Concordance! Wow! If I'd only known . . .
This reminds me of another question that I've been musing about this week.
Who makes a better interpreter of the Bible? The scholar who's invested years in formal education in biblical studies or the good-intentioned average layperson with no formal training, a set of the Biblical Language Library, and the "illumination" of the Holy Spirit every time they crack open the Word?
Hmm . . . that's a tougher question than I thought. Does the illumination of the Spirit trump formal education? Those of you lacking in formal education will say yes. Those of us with the training will say no. "Illumination" strikes me as a form of special pleading where those in a community of faith can exempt their interpretations from the scrutiny of those who don't share them. It could also be used to claim authority and privilege interpretations that are otherwise not acceptable in academic circles.
Amateurs acting like they're experts or arguing with experts. That's just one of my pet peeves.
"Self-taught, no lessons. Thank you very much, Pop." (from The Wedding Singer)
honest question pet peeve makes me an elitist according to Nick. -Sigh-