Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (one volume)

Edited by: Geoffrey W. Bromiley, Gerhard Friedrich, Gerhard Kittel
Format: Hardcover
Printed Page Count: 1,392
Trim size: 6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-8028-2404-2
Publisher: Eerdmans




This popular condensation of Gerhard Kittel's distinguished Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (TDNT) is commonly known as the “Little Kittel.”


The task of reducing Kittel's multi-volume and highly technical work down to its essential insights was undertaken by Dr. Geoffrey W. Bromiley, Professor Emeritus of Church History and Historical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Widely known for his numerous translations of scholarly works, the author has abridged the TDNT into a convenient, one volume edition. 

Although greatly reduced in scholarly detail, Bromiley's abridgement enjoys wide appeal, especially to students with a limited knowledge of Greek and to scholars who want a quick and convenient "lookup" of a powerfully-distilled Kittel entry. Nevertheless, while Dr. Bromiley's work focuses especially on biblical usage, the "Little Kittel" has a significant amount of detail for those who want to learn about New Testament Greek words, including their theological significance, their secular Greek background, their role in the Old Testament pertaining to both Hebrew and Septuagint texts, their use in other ancient literature, their varied meanings in the New Testament, and in some cases their application by the apostolic fathers.