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words are placed in alphabetical order, and the equivalent Hebrew references to the
Greek Versions of Aquila, Symmachus and Theodotion are also given* (* - For these and
allied matters the reader is referred to the series entitled: "The Volume of the Book".).
The words of the Apocrypha are also listed, and two Indexes are included, one Hebrew
and one Chaldee. The volumes are bulky, and the print is not easy to read, but they are
immensely useful, and we regard this work by Trommius as one of the finest "tools" we
possess. The reader will see it occasionally offered for sale by second-hand book-sellers,
generally from thirty shillings upwards. It is worth a small library of books to the
workman who will use it.
The Concordance to the Septuagint, compiled by Hatch and Redpath and published in
six volumes, in 1892-6, with a supplement on Proper Names in 1900, is the most recent
work on the subject.
Of Concordances to the Greek N.T., the earliest of which we have record was that
published in Basle in 1546 entitled Xysti Betuleu Concordiantiae Graecae Novi
The Greek N.T. was first divided into verses by Robert Stephens. He purposed
making a Greek Concordance, but had only commenced the work, when he died in 1589.
The Concordance was at length published by his son Henry Stephens in 1594, but there
were many inaccuracies in it. In 1638 Erasmus Schmidt's Concordance to the Greek
N.T. was published by his heirs. Erasmus Schmidt himself died before his work could be
published--he rests from his labours and awaits his reward. The work was re-issued in
1717 at Geneva, and again by the University of Glasgow, in 1819. In 1842 Carl Bruder
issued a complete edition of it and in 1868 another, slightly modified, was published by
Otto Schmoller. A worn and battered Concordance of pocket size is never absent from
the desk of the present writer. It is an abridged edition of Erasmus Schmidt's
Concordance made by William Grinfield in 1830, and published by Bagster. This is most
useful "tool", and one that no student can easily do without.
Two Concordances published during the last hundred years must next be mentioned.
The Englishman's Greek Concordance to the New Testament gives alphabetically every
word in the Greek N.T., together with the passages in which the word occurs in the
English Translation. An index at the end of the volume enables any one who has the
slightest acquaintance with Greek to use the Concordance with ease. In 1877
Dr. E. W. Bullinger published his Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and
Greek New Testament, together with an index of Greek words and several appendices.
This Concordance shows at a glance the Greek word, with its literal meaning,
corresponding to every English word in the text or margin of the New Testament. The
author acknowledges his indebtedness to the Englishman's Greek Concordance, and to
the Critical Greek and English Concordance by Hudson, Boston, 1871-5. The work is
characterized by the lucidity and thoroughness that are rightly associated with the name
of Dr. Bullinger.