Friday, February 03, 2012

Another giant

I just heard that Frederick Danker of Greek lexicography fame died yesterday. Rod Decker has a nice little tribute and other ones are popping up around the web.

I met him once, about seven years ago at an SBL. I had just started at Eisenbrauns a year or so earlier and he was in the Eisenbrauns booth, perusing books. I told him that I had been using BAGD (the second edition of his lexicon) for many years as a non-professional. He said he was glad that non-professional scholars found it useful, but he convinced me on the spot that I needed to upgrade to the third edition. I'm glad I did.

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