Next Accordance Purchase

So now that I’m back working full time, I’m contemplating what my next Accordance purchase should be. I know I need to get BDAG: it is the standard Greek lexicon. I currently have the 2nd edition in print, but having the newest electronically would be quite handy. You get a discount when you get it bundled with HALOT (the standard Hebrew lexicon), but it would be strange for me to spend >$100 on a language I don’t know yet! I’m also contemplating getting the “Church Father and Church History” set.  It appears to be quite extensive, and even has Greek/Latin in the footnotes from what I can tell.  However, I’m afraid that the translations would be old and difficult to read, and that Greek/Latin would be difficult to access.  Still, it’s an impressive set.  Finally, I could add to my Greek collection with some works from people like Philo, Josephus, or the Greek pseudepigrapha.  The last sounds especially tempting….

I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting BDAG in some way.  Beyond that, any suggestions?

~alex

2 thoughts on “Next Accordance Purchase

  1. Most of that stuff is available for free online. I don’t know how anyone could justify paying $129 for ANF, NPNF (1 & 2), and Schaff’s Church History when they can all be accessed for free (plus I own print versions but I generally access them online anyway, but I would mention that the Church Fathers come standard with BibleWorks 8). I say go with BDAG & HALOT. You’ll probably get more use out of them than anything else.

  2. Nick: Thanks for the headsup on the Church History set. I was already leaning away from that package, and that just confirms it ;-). I think I need to focus on resources for Accordance that are morphologically searchable, since that’s what the program is best at. The Lexicons fit in their nicely, of course. Right now I’m stuck with either Thayer or Louw/Nida. Louw/Nida is great for the NT, but I’m currently in the Psalms and the AF, where it’s not as strong. Thayer is helpful, but old….

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