[b-hebrew] Lexicon Recommendations

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Sat Dec 10 20:42:21 EST 2005


Like Herman Meester, I prefer to use a concordance. I 
have the Lisovski "Handkordanz zum Hebräischen Alten 
Testament". It has short glosses in German, English and 
Latin, and a few times the German meaning is correct, 
while the English not (apparently he was using a German/
English dictionary for his English glosses). I extended the 
supplied glosses with my own notes, as well as lists of 

I have taken the glosses, notes and synonym lists and 
compiled them as an RTF file which any word processing 
program can open. Unfortunately, it is coded according to 
Online Bible encoding, which demands the use of the 
Online Bible Hebrew font in order to show the words. For 
reading, I now usually use the electronic file (it is a lot 
quicker than flipping paper) but any serious question sees 
the concordance in front of the computer.

I stopped using BDB/Gesenius because I found I 
disagreed with their definitions too often, especially 
after consulting a concordance.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jimmy Doyle" <jimmy at liquidthinking.org>
> I've always used the BDB.  I remember someone on this list mentioning
> another lexicon that they considered to be superior to BDB.  What lexicons
> and resources are being used by members of this list?

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