[b-hebrew] Lexicon Recommendations

Alexander Oldernes alexander at oldernes.no
Tue Dec 13 15:45:50 EST 2005


> As far as electronic editions- all 3 of the main ones (BibleWorks,
> Accordance & Logos) offer HALOT as an add-in.  If I remember correctly,
> BDB is available in all three.  For free software, I know of 2 that
> include BDB--the Sword Project and e-sword.

And one more FREE software project should be mentioned...
The DAVAR project, with the BHS, BDB, Aleppo Codex, Jewish Koren, King 
James, Hebrew new testament, Tyndale bible, and Hebrew lexicon from 
onlinebible.com.

Can be downloaded for free at:
http://davar.faithofgod.net/

Alexander Oldernes
Norway


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Spinti" <JSpinti at Eisenbrauns.com>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 7:29 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Lexicon Recommendations


> I'm replying a bit late in this thread, but hope you don't mind.
>
> The standard English lexicon right now is HALOT, known to some as KB3.
> It is available in a two volume study edition for $179.95, cheaper
> online.
>
> There are two shorter lexica--Holliday's Concise Hebrew & Aramaic
> Lexicon published by Eerdmans, list $35.00 (cheaper online). Wherever
> possible, he used KB3, but since it wasn't done for most words, he
> referred to KB2. It is short, easy to use, but seriously lacking for
> in-depth study.
>
> A very short dictionary, just giving glosses is Karni, Dictionary of
> Basic Biblical Hebrew ($19.95).
>
> Some people have mentioned Concordances, specifically Mandelkern and
> Lisowsky.  Mandelkern is out of print. Lisowsky is available for $84.99
> (cheaper online). Both are quite old and their glosses are not always
> dependable. I personally find Lisowsky difficult to read and my
> Mandelkern is the smaller one, so I can hardly use it.
>
> Another person mentioned Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament,
> available from Moody Press for $69.99 in a one volume edition (again,
> cheaper online).  It uses Strong's numbering system and is arranged as
> BDB.  It gives glosses for every word, and articles for more significant
> words.  It is spotty, some articles are excellent, some only fair.
>
> Someone else mentioned  Hoftijzer and Jongeling's Dictionary of the
> North-West Semitic Inscriptions. If you are rich, get it.  It lists for
> $574 and is two volumes (somewhat cheaper online).  Right now it is out
> of print, but scheduled to be re-issued soon. Theoretically there is a
> third edition in the works.  It is published by Brill.
>
> As far as electronic editions- all 3 of the main ones (BibleWorks,
> Accordance & Logos) offer HALOT as an add-in.  If I remember correctly,
> BDB is available in all three.  For free software, I know of 2 that
> include BDB--the Sword Project and e-sword.
>
> I would encourage you to get the print edition of HALOT, but watch for
> sales. I finally broke down and bought HALOT about 2 years ago, after
> resisting for years and wish I hadn't waited so long.
>
> HTH,
>
> James Spinti
> Marketing Director, Book Sales Division
> Eisenbrauns, Good books for 30 years
> Specializing in Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Studies
> jspinti at eisenbrauns dot com
> Web: http://www.eisenbrauns.com
> Phone: 574-269-2011 ext 226
> Fax: 574-269-6788
>
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Jimmy Doyle
>> Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2005 1:22 PM
>> To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
>> Subject: [b-hebrew] Lexicon Recommendations
>>
>>
>> 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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