3 Stars Out Of 5
Useful, But Contains Error(s) in Word Form ID
January 27, 2013
Walla Walla, WA
I would recommend this product, but with reservations. I know that for Romans 7:4 it gives the footnote/word iD #21 and identifies the form as 2nd person plural, present indiciative active when, with the augment and wih the ending, even to me the form screams likely aorist, certainly not present tense, and passive voice, which "A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek N.T." by Zerwick & Grosvenor confirms that it is. Perhaps this is the only error in the notes, but experience says usually where there's one there may be more. Of course, there are many, many pieces of information at play in a work such as this but one would think that this kind of thing, that even I, who by no means can be classified a Greek "scholar," can ID, should have been detected and fixed in a proofing phase. So, maybe my expectations are too great, but from such a prestigious source as UBS I expect better accuracy. So, though it is very useful to have so much vocabulary information at the bottom of each page for those of us who do not get to live in the Greek N.T. as much as we would like, one probably needs a back-up reference such as "A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek N.T." for when has one of those "Huh?!" moments. (I do hope the error indicated is the only such error but, again, there is no way of knowing without having gone through every such reference.) Still, the layout format with the included vocabulary helps at the bottom of the page in two columns is vastly superior to another competing "Reader's" edition, in which finding the numbered words is a much more difficult thing for the eyes to find, though this edition is, as a result, far bulkeir than the other, which is one of the prices one pays for that convenience. Again, this can be a helpful volume for those of us who can get around in N.T. Greek with the assistance of one or two "helps," but not only to check things out in a "Huh?!" moment, but also due to some words not covered by this volume for which some of us might need help in one or two instances, I would recommend that those who, like myself, still need such helps to acquire a copy of "A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek N..T." by Zerwick & Grosvenor as a back-up help.