Of course, if someone doesnt want to pay for the big Kittel, the abridged volume is a good solution, so that he may have a general idea about the background of the Greek Biblical words. But sometimes you feel that it is a mere oversimplified, cloudy synopsis of the big Kittel in which you always feel anxious that something important may have been omitted. And this is true, since in my personal use of the abridged Kittel I found, many times, important things to have been disappeared. On the contrary, when I compare little Kittel with the Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, always the second is proved better, having more specific and clear things to say, without taking much space. Now I have entirely stopped using little Kittel. Big Kittel is the best of its kind and the smaller Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament comes second.