It doesn't get any better than this. you need to be familiar with Greek (or should I say, you will become familiar with Greek). This set finalizes and perfects New Testament word study. -and the price cannot be beat, it is a highly profitable investment. God Bless,Jeff Lucas
The level of scholarship alone, justifies a hefty price for this set. I could not believe one could purchase such a long-standing and respected work for this price! This is a lifetime purchase and while it assumes a level of understanding of NT Greek, the English exegesis and in-depth analysis easily opens up the meaning of biblical Greek for a neophyte to understand. This is a steal!
TDNT is indispensable for understanding Greek lexicography. It is unparalled in scope and depth. I can't recommend this highly enough. The only word of caution I have is that some people assume a word's lexical origin is the only way to understand its meaning, but the context of that word plays just as much if not a more important role in truly understanding a word. Unfortunately this problem is compounded by the tendancy of sompe pastors to base the meaning of an entire passage on the lexical history of a single word, which may or may not be truly relavent to the text at hand. However, acknowledging that, one absolutely cannot dispense with the study of lexicography, because without it one has no frame of reference to even begin studying a passage. So, properly used, this set is one of the most important tools students of the word of God can have.
The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament is one of the finest. For a concise understanding of the Greek this set of books is a must for your library. I know that you will be glad you made the investment. I know I am.Once you use these you will never want an Interlinear.
I have used "Kittels" with profit for over 30 years. It is sometimes exhausting in it's depth, and is sometimes difficult to unbderstand if you are not careful. Believe it or not, it does not cover all biblical NT words, and so the large Liddel/Scott is nice to have. But as always, when you use it take local context into view, and it is of profit. See the section on Baptism if you have a copy to review, it will underline what I am saying.