1. I admire greatly the effort of those who use Strong's concordance or even Vine's. 2. But they must not become your bread and butter at the expense of more advanced scholarship. 3. They have their place but only as a primer and not an end in themselves. 4. Here are some Common Word-Study Fallacies: a. The Root Fallacy: meaning is determined by etymology. b. Semantic anachronism: when a late use of a word is read back into earlier literature. c. Semantic obsolescence: assigning an old meaning to a word that no longer carry that meaning. d. Appeal to unknown or unlikely meanings. e. Careless appeal to background material. f. False assumptions about technical meaning: assuming that a word always or nearly always has a certain technical meaning. g. Problems surrounding synonyms h. Selective and prejudicial use of evidence. 5. This list is adapted from DA Caron's Exegetical Fallacies, pp. 27-64. There are more in the list. Those that I have listed are the common ones I have encountered.