$12 Kindle Edition - Danker's Concise Greek-English Lexicon

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$12 Kindle Edition - Danker's Concise Greek-English Lexicon

Post by Jonathan Robie » December 16th, 2012, 10:32 am

Danker's "Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament" is available for $12.54 in a Kindle edition.
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Re: $12 Kindle Edition - Danker's Concise Greek-English Lexi

Post by cwconrad » December 16th, 2012, 6:32 pm

CAVEAT EMPTOR: NOTE a user's comment (not my own) at the Amazon site:
I have a doctorate in Greek. I wrote my dissertation on Clement of Alexandria and other early Christian writers.

I travel a lot by train now-a-days and thought I'd pick up this dictionary to use on my iPad/Kindle so I'd have something to look up in when I needed help. The New Testament is so small that it will fit anywhere two packs of cigarettes will fit (though, I don't smoke).

But the Kindle version of the dictionary is totally useless, unless you are in the habit of reading dictionaries from page one to the last page, in sequential order.

You can't look up words. You can just start reading at page one.

Sure, you can try to guess scroll to the right page, though it takes much, much longer than flipping through a book, but that will not get you far.

Don't buy the Kindle version. Go for the printed version instead.

The actual content looks ok. I have the full-blown third edition, but it's not the kind of thing I want to tote around on trips. I was hoping for an alternative. The Kindle version is not it.
There's also a "Complete Liddell & Scott's Lexicon with Inflections [Kindle Edition]" (http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Liddell- ... dell+scott). It doesn't work correctly either.
οὔτοι ἀπ’ ἀρχῆς πάντα θεοὶ θνητοῖς ὑπέδειξαν,
ἀλλὰ χρόνῳ ζητέοντες ἐφευρίσκουσιν ἄμεινον. (Xenophanes, Fragment 16)

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Re: $12 Kindle Edition - Danker's Concise Greek-English Lexi

Post by Jonathan Robie » December 16th, 2012, 6:50 pm

Sigh.

If I could get a decent lexicon on a Kindle, that would tip the balance, and it would be worth buying one.
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Re: $12 Kindle Edition - Danker's Concise Greek-English Lexi

Post by MAubrey » December 16th, 2012, 8:31 pm

The best reason for having a digital lexicon...swing and a miss.

Of course, with Accordance and Logos, we've already got mobile. But the concise one would be nice, at least for those strapped for cash.
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