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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I never thought I would see it
Choosing a dictionary is like purchasing a laptop or a mobile phone - you have to ask yourself what you principally want it for. Those reading the Greek New Testament simply for comprehension should get the Nestle-Aland text with Greek-English vocabulary; similarly, if you are reading the Septuagint and simply want a word's meaning get a word-list, for example...
Published 21 months ago by M. R. GREEN

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable for Kindle Fire
Even to a complete amateur like me, it's obvious that Liddell & Scott must be among the great books of all time, and I looked forward to having the entire resource on Kindle Fire. Alas, it was not to be. It has virtually no functionality on the KF nor on Kindle for iPad. I look forward to an upgraded L& S Lexicon which will address these shortcomings. On this...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I never thought I would see it, 1 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Complete Liddell & Scott's Greek English Lexicon with Inflections (Kindle Edition)
Choosing a dictionary is like purchasing a laptop or a mobile phone - you have to ask yourself what you principally want it for. Those reading the Greek New Testament simply for comprehension should get the Nestle-Aland text with Greek-English vocabulary; similarly, if you are reading the Septuagint and simply want a word's meaning get a word-list, for example Lust/Eynikel/Hauspie. If, however, you need to know a word's etymology, its grammatical forms, who else uses the word and what other meanings it may carry, you need a "big" dictionary. For the Greek NT this is the Bauer/Arndt/Gingrich/Danker (BAGD), of which a concise version (offering much more, though, than a word-list)is available on Kindle for £26. For the Old Testament in Greek and for all other Greek literature before the Byzantine period Liddell & Scott remains the standard dictionary for everyone needing a full citation of evidence. Eight editions were produced in over fifty years during the authors' lifetime and a Ninth by H Stuart Jones in 1940. Since then analysis of papyri has revealed many new forms and shades of meaning. To incorporate these in a printed edition requires re-pagination throughout, a huge and expensive undertaking, whereas digital technology makes this so much easier. My own L & S has accompanied me through more than fifty years of study and despite constant use is still in good shape. It is, though, at 8 lb (nearly 4 kg) weight, hardly portable. I never thought that one day I could put it in my coat pocket. Yet here it is. And for £3.22!

You can't simply place the cursor against a word and see the dictionary entry appear at the top of the screen. Some electronic modern language dictionaries will do this for you and it's most convenient. But to expect this of a vast and complex compilation such as L & S is probably at the moment unreasonable, though one day it could come. So you have to go back to your Home screen, select L & S and then type in the word you want to look up. You need, though to use the ASCII transliteration, which requires a little patience but you soon get used to it. The important thing is that the right article should come up straightaway, and fortunately it does. Use it regularly and you'll certainly find it requires much less effort than heaving down the huge L & S from the shelf every time. And of course you can take it with you anywhere. You can then note in the text by means of the highlight function its meaning and anything else you wish to remember about it. I give it Five Stars because I don't expect instant information to pop up and - it actually helps, believe it or not, to take time looking up a word in this way: I find I'm rather less likely to forget it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What you actually get, 4 Dec 2013
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The whole of Liddell and Scott on Kindle seems too good to be true. In some ways that is so. With this version you do not get to see the pages or part pages of the magnificent lexicon. You simply see the entry for the word that you type in and you have to type the word in using the tiny English keyboard on the Kindle. It is somewhat cumbersome to use, but generally you do eventually get to the definitions and references you are after and to be able to do this when not at your desk, with the great heavy tome to hand, is remarkable and certainly has its uses. Such a facility for only £2 or so is a bargain. I recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable for Kindle Fire, 29 Jan 2013
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Even to a complete amateur like me, it's obvious that Liddell & Scott must be among the great books of all time, and I looked forward to having the entire resource on Kindle Fire. Alas, it was not to be. It has virtually no functionality on the KF nor on Kindle for iPad. I look forward to an upgraded L& S Lexicon which will address these shortcomings. On this experience I can only give 2 stars, but I have no doubt that on a compatible device it would be an exceptionally good buy for anyone with an interest in the Greek language.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Useful if you are offline, 11 July 2014
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Doesn't work on Kindle Fire, 1st Generation, Android, iPad or PC. It's a classic work and very cheap, but only works on a limited range of Kindle devices: Kindle 2nd Generation, Keyboard, DX and Touch according to the set up instructions. It works ok on my old Kindle Keyboard device, but there is no formatting of what are often lengthy, complex entries. Useful if you are offline, otherwise better to use one of the several publicly available online versions.
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