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Accurate Old Testament exegesis demands an understanding of biblical Hebrew, the original language of the majority of the OT. This guide lists resources available at the Mack Library for Hebrew students of all levels. Some of the included sources also address biblical Aramaic.
Selected BJU Hebrew Courses
Hebrew text (Critical editions)
The Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS), an update of G. Kittel's 1906 Biblia Hebraica (BHK), is the standard text used for translations in the BJU Hebrew program. The text is nearly an exact copy of the Masoretic Text as recorded in the Leningrad Codex.
Although BHS is the current standard, other critical editions exist. The German Bible Society (publisher of BHS) is producing a new critical edition titled the Biblia Hebraica Quinta (BHQ), while the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University is producing the Hebrew University Bible and Oxford University Press is producing the Oxford Hebrew Bible.
Hebrew text (Readers' editions)
The primary benefit of these Reader's editions is the footnotes with basic dictionary glosses for less-common terms located at the bottom of each page. This can be immensely helpful, but students need to realize that these helps are off-limits for most class translation assignments.
LibGuides on Religion
- Last Updated Jun 29, 2011
Lists technical, conservative commentaries for the books of the Bible.
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Software and online resources for studying the biblical text.
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Resources for Greek students at all levels.
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Resources for Hebrew (and Aramaic) students at all levels.
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A comprehensive list of outreach ministry resources (such as Sunday School materials, flannelgraph, puppets, etc) available for checkout, including photos.
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This guide provides assistance in locating both the history and doctrine of religious denominations in America.
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- Last Updated Sep 1, 2011
An overview of the resources and services available at the Mack Library Fundamentalism File.
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- Last Updated Apr 26, 2011
Lists sources useful for studying the history of American Fundamentalism.
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Key resources supporting the verbal inspiration of the Scriptures
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- Last Updated May 2, 2011
The intertestamental period, also called the second temple period, is the time between the writing of the last Old Testament book and the beginning of the events described in the New Testament.
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- Last Updated May 3, 2013
This guide covers the history of missions, cultures, methodologies and sponsoring organizations
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- Last Updated Feb 26, 2013
Introductory material on the Greco-Roman world, including its history, society, culture, religion, and literature, in relation to the expansion of early Christianity and the New Testament documents.
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Patristics is the study of the church fathers, the earliest Christian writers from the contemporaries of the apostles to the seventh or eighth century.
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This subject guide suggests the best sources to begin your study of philosophy and philosophers. Use the reference sources to get an overview of philosophers’ work, philosophical schools, and philosophical concepts.
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- Last Updated Jan 7, 2013
Lists rare Bibles stored in the Library's Jerusalem Chamber and Special Collections.
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Variety of resources in print and online available through Mack Library's Reference Department
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Guides you through the installation and configuration of Greek and Hebrew fonts, the use of the BJU Seminary Turabian wizard.
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Indexes sermons in books at the Mack Library by preacher and Scripture passage. Includes call numbers and page references.
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