You're probably going to get divergent perspectives on this question, but you need to realize that BDF is aimed at users who have a familiarity with classical Attic, while the Mounce/Wallace combo seems aimed at (and, I'd guess, used primarily by) those whose grasp of Greek is pretty much restricted to Biblical Koine.Jeremy Adams wrote:I am curious as to how people feel this compares to the Mounce/Wallace combo. I am always looking for supplemental material in addition to my class texts and I am wondering if this is worth working through on my own if I am going to be doing the aforementioned combo in seminary.
I may be wrong about this, but it seems to me that there are two common perspectives on Biblical Koine: some hold that this is a Greek that should properly be understood synchronically without taking seriously earlier and later phases of the language; others hold that Biblical Koine is a language in flux -- that there is sufficient inconsistency in Biblical Koine that one should have some sense of earlier and later stages of development.
Postscript (several hours later): I won't delete this, but I should note that I goofed altogether in the above response, thinking the question was about Blass/Debrunner/Funk, Greek Grammar of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature when it's really a question about Funk's BIGHG. I'll respond separately to this in a new response.