TDNT Theological Dictionary of the New Testament by Kittel

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(TDNT) Theological Dictionary of the New Testament by Gerhard Kittel (Editor)

Call Number: BS 2312 .K513

10 Volumes

There is also a red one-volume abridged version of TDNT:

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (Abridged in One Volume) by Geoffrey W. Bromiley (Editor)

Call Number: BS 2312 .K513 1985a

Abridged, one-volume edition of Kittel.
Sometimes referred to as Little Kittel

How to find your word's entry
  1. English Keywords Index (first section in volume 10)
  2. Greek Keywords Index (second section in volume 10)--the Greek Keywords Index is arranged by Greek word but also has the Strong's #.
  3. Biblical References Index (starting on page 89 of volume 10)--might not be the easiest method because although it lists page numbers where verses can be found, you don't know which word in the verse those pages are referring to. 
  4. McReynolds 
  5. New Englishman's


  1. lord (page 37 of volume 10)--I:488-489; III:1039-1095. You'd have to look in both locations to determine which section covers "lord."
  2. 2962 (page 73 of volume 10)--III:1039-1095.
  3. Matthew 1:20 (page 372 of volume 10) lists the following pages (you have to check each one to find your word)--I:103; 776; III:172; 435n14; 436; 1087, (n255); IV:1099; V:221; 235; 236; 350; 351; 835; VI:402; 404; VII:272; VIII:486; 553; IX:2; 208, n104
  4. K 3:1039
  5. 3:1039
  6. TDNT 3:1039-98
How to use your word's entry

Note that TDNT groups Greek words with the same root meaning but different parts of speech together. In each entry, you can find:

  • Discussion of the word and related terms in classical Greek literature.
  • Discussion of the word and related terms in Jewish Literature, especially the Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament known as the Septuagint (LXX), but also other Jewish writings.
  • Discussion of the word and related terms in the NT.


  1. The Meaning of the Word kupios
  2. Gods and Rulers as kupios
  3. The OT name for God
  4. "Lord" in Later Judaism
  5. kupios in the New Testament
  6. On pages 1095-1098, related Greek words are discussed.