[b-hebrew] Koehler's Lexicon

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Mon Jul 12 10:11:40 EDT 2004


Dear Trevor,

It is
good for its purpose, but a lexicon is directed more at the purely linguistic
function of fixing a word's range of meaning. In this respect, it falls
somewhere between the likes of TDOT and a concordance, since it does provide a
scholarly construct through which to view the data you would get from a
concordance. (This seems to be one of the common criticisms, BTW, of the
Sheffield dictionary--that it refuses to engage in analysis to the point where
it becomes less helpful as a lexicon and drifts into the category of
concordance.)

Another advantage of KBL (HALOT) over the Sheffield Dictionary of 
Classical Hebrew is that DCH gives no etymology and cognate studies. 
On the other hand, DCH presents DSS materials better than KBL.

			Yours,
			Harold Holmyard





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