Dated lexical resources result in error

thayers-greek-english-lexicon-of-the-new-testamentNote: In two separate emails Stephen Lord shared the following information about lexical pitfalls when studying the original languages of the Bible. He has generously allow us to reproduce them here.

Just a couple examples I recently stumbled across showing, in a small way, why using dated lexical resources can result in some error.

I’ve mentioned before that Thayer’s is popular because it is cheap; the copyright is expired and it has been coded to Strong’s numbering system, making for a tempting shortcut in language studies.
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