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SWETNAM James – SOTO Randy DeJesús

Greek English Lexicon of New Testament.
Swetnam’s-Soto Greek English Lexicon of New Testament.

2019, pp. 224.

Fr. Swetnam’s Introduction to the Study of the New Testament Greek has become a standard reference to any students have asked if there exists a lexicon, to accompanying Fr. Swetnam’s two volume Opus. The initial response was to direct them to any of the leading Greek-English lexica. Then, we realized that their problem was not so much searching for the meaning of the words, but in finding them with-in the grammar itself. Consequently, we decided to create and organize the Swetnam’s-Soto Greek English Lexicon of New Testament. The SSGELNT is structured in a way that it may be used as a companion to Fr. Swetnam’s Grammar, or as an independent lexicon. The first part contains all the Greek words present in the grammar ordered alphabetically, and the second part, the Greek words present in the Grammar but by lesson (1-67).There are also two appendixes to this lexicon: one on the use of Preposotions, another on the use of those most needed particles for any language.

Fr. James Swetnam, SJ, entered the Society of Jesus in 1945. He was ordained a priest in 1958 and spent 50 years in Rome at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. During his Jesuit training, he acquired licentiate degrees in Philosophy, Theology, and Scripture, and Doctorate in Biblical Studies from the University of Oxford. Since 2011 he lives in residence at Jesuit Hall in St. Louis, Missouri and is a regular professor at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

Fr. Randy deJesus Soto is a priest of the Archdiocese of San José, Costa Rica, currently serving as Spiritual Director at the Pontifical North-American College in Rome and as Professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University where he worked on his doctorate under the direction of Fr. Scott Brodeur, SJ and Fr. James Swetnam, SJ in 2001-2003. He also served as Professor of New Testament at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in the Archdiocese of St. Louis (2006-2017).