The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament Abridged by Geoffrey Bromiley is
widely considered to be one of the best 1 Volume Greek word studies available today.
Here’s my take: it’s a Good Resource with Broad Appeal. I recommend you read my DDT
Comprehensive Review for a full explanation of why TDNTa received a “DDT 3 Book rating.”
Costas has designed this theWord module to beautifully work with theWord. Let’s take
a look at a few of the benefits of this theWord module.
I’ve pointed out 4 area of interest on Screenshot #1. First, look at the entries
in the Tree. You’ll be able to see A) the Anglicizied Greek word; B) the Greek version
of the Greek word (which is not available in the book format); and C) the Strong’s
number (also not available in the book format!).
The second area I’d like to highlight in Screenshot #1 is all of the Greek derivatives
under the root word. While thee are only 850 unique entries, 2,300+ different Greek
words are treated in this work.
Third, the article starts with the “Classical Greek Usage.” And this particular article
is long! How long? That has to do with the fourth area of interest in Screenshot
#1: the window slider inside the blue box. Do you see how small it is? That means
that this particular article has a ton of information to show you about “faith” (pisteuo).
Notice the blue box in Screenshot #2. It shows some references that are not hyperlinked.
In this article, 21% of the Scripture references were not formatted with hyperlinks.
It’s easy to understand why: Bromiley didn’t include the book name in those references
when he wrote those paragraphs. It is a shame, though, that this module won’t be
able to easily utilize 100% of the Scripture references mentioned.
This is simply a summarized review of the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament
Abridged as formatted for theWord, a free Bible software program. To see an in depth
review of the contents of TDNTa, go to my comprehensive review here.
This TW summary review is by Dr. David S. Thomason. Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.