Because of its sheer size, the technical nature of much of the material, and the financial investment required to own the complete 10 volume set, Kittel's Theological Dictionary of the New Testament has been out reach for many students, pastors and others who might otherwise have profited from its essential insights.
Now, Geoffrey W. Bromiley (Professor Emeritus of Church History and Historical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary), widely known for his numerous translations of scholarly works, has abridged this monumental work into a convenient, one volume edition — “Little Kittel” . This text, although greatly reduced in scholarly detail, enjoys wide appeal, especially to students without any knowledge of Greek, to pastors on limited budgets, and to scholars who want a quick and convenient “look up” of a powerfully-distilled Kittel entry.
Features of the abridged edition:
• Approximately 1/6th the length of the 10-volume Kittel
• All original entries are included, in the same order and basic format
• Greek and Hebrew words are transliterated
• Greek and English keyword tables, linking you to the corresponding articles
• Emphasis is given to the New Testament usage of each word
• All footnotes, biographical notations, and many supportive details are eliminated
• Abbreviations are limited to only familiar references
• Concise and clearly written by the translator of the 10-volume series