I've received word via email from Prof. Philip Brown that Zondervan will be releasing A Reader’s Hebrew Bible
in May 2008. Here is a sample half-page from Amos 1 (click to enlarge):
To see much more of a preview (i.e., the introduction, as well as sections of Genesis, Amos, and Ezra), download the sample PDF file by clicking here
The basic idea of the volume is to allow students to read Hebrew Bible regularly by footnoting the English meanings of the less common words. The specific features of the volume are as follows:
· Text: Westminster’s electronic edition of the Leningrad Codex (4.4) with full cantillation and vowel pointing.
· Footnotes: All Hebrew lemmas (excluding proper nouns, which appear to be indicated via a different color font) occurring less than 100x are footnoted. Aramaic: 25x or less.
· Glosses: Glosses are the context-specific glosses offered by HALOT and BDB, supplemented at times by Holladay, Clines’ Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, vols. 1-5, or other sources.