A History of New Testament Lexicography

by John A. L. Lee (Author)
©2003 Monographs XIV, 414 Pages
Series: Studies in Biblical Greek, Volume 8


New Testament lexicons of today are comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative. Behind them lies a tradition dating back to the sixteenth century, whose characteristics are not well known. Besides giving a history of this tradition, A History of New Testament Lexicography demonstrates its less satisfactory features, notably its dependence on predecessors, the influence of translations, and its methodological shortcomings. John A. L. Lee not only criticizes the existing tradition, but stimulates thought on new goals that New Testament lexicography needs to set for itself in the twenty-first century. This book caters to the non-specialist as well as those interested in philological detail.


XIV, 414
ISBN (Softcover)
Predecessor Shortcoming Tradition Translation
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2003. XIV, 414 pp., 13 ill.

Biographical notes

John A. L. Lee (Author)

The Author: John A. L. Lee recently retired from the University of Sydney, Australia, where he taught Classical and Koine Greek for thirty years in the Classics Department. His main publication was A Lexical Study of the Septuagint Version of the Pentateuch (1983), a standard work on the language of the Septuagint. He is now affiliated with Macquarie University, where he continues to work with G. H. R. Horsley on A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament with Documentary Parallels, a book to update and replace Moulton and Milligan’s classic Vocabulary of the Greek Testament.


Title: A History of New Testament Lexicography