Saturday, February 09, 2008

Reader's Hebrew Bible (RHB)

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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks good. Did you catch Jim Spinti's review?

Sat Feb 09, 11:54:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Eliz F said...

ooooo I am so excited. The language has been slipping away from me under the workload of the parish!

Sun Feb 10, 05:58:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger S and C said...

Do check out the Spinti review mentioned above. Thanks for the link! ---SLC

Wed Feb 13, 10:53:00 PM GMT-5  

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