Swanson: Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains: Hebrew

Will Pratt prattw at nevada.edu
Wed Apr 11 12:53:03 EDT 2001

> From: Biblical Hebrew digest [mailto:b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 10:00 PM

> From: "Peter Kirk" <Peter_Kirk at sil.org>
> Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 22:09:29 +0100
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> Does anyone know anything about the following book:
> Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains: Hebrew
> by James Swanson
> There are companion volumes on Greek and Aramaic. This is offered as an
> e-book by Logos Bible Software,
> http://www.libronics.com/ebooks/book.asp?iname=DBLHEBR. It can be
> downloaded
> free (but 18MB!) but costs $39.95 for the unlock code.
> Does anyone know, is this worth the money? Also, is it available in print
> form? Amazon.com hasn't heard of it.
> Peter Kirk


According to the information in Logos it's a special electronic publication
and doesn't exist in print.

I have found it useful.  Here's a typical entry:

hr,h; [this in Hebrew characters in original]  adj.f.


Domain                                      Definition


pregnant, with child, i.e., pertaining to the female of a species
procreating (Ge 16:11; 38:24, 25; Ex 21:22; 1Sa 4:19; 2Sa 11:5; 2Ki 8:12;
15:16; Isa 7:14; Jer 20:17; 31:8; Am 1:13+), note: for another parsing, Hos
14:1[EB 13:16] see 2230; also Jdg 13:5; Isa 26:17 some parse as qal ptc. f.
of 2225

[from Swanson, James, A Dictionary of Biblical Languages With Semantic
Domains: Hebrew (Old Testament), (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems,
Inc.) 1997.]

In the program, clicking on the Louw-Nida domain number takes you to the
Louw-Nida entry on the Greek equivalent term(s).  Clicking on the Strong's
number takes you to the equivalent Strong's entry.  By itself, I'm not sure
it's worth it.  As part of the Original Languages package of Logos, it's
quite useful.


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