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הַשָּׁמַ֗יִם מְֽסַפְּרִ֥ים כְּבֹֽוד־אֵ֑ל
וּֽמַעֲשֵׂ֥ה יָ֝דָ֗יו מַגִּ֥יד הָרָקִֽיעַ׃
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)
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia Bhs Hebrew Bible by
Publication Date: 2006-07-01
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS)is known to be the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible. It is widely regarded as a reliable edition of the Hebrew and Aramaic scriptures and is the most widely used original-language edition among scholars. It is a revision of the third edition of the Biblia Hebraicaedited by Rudolf Kittel, the first Bible to be based on the Leningrad Codex. The Leningrad Codex is the oldest complete Hebrew Bible still preserved. It originally appeared in installments, from 1968 to 1976, with the first one-volume edition in 1977; it has since been reprinted many times. The text is a nearly exact copy of the Masoretic Text as recorded in the Leningrad Codex. The Masoretic notes are completely revised. Included is a foreword in German, English, French, Spanish, and Latin as well as an English and German key to the Latin words, abbreviations, and other symbols in the critical apparatus. Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS), 2020 Compact Hardcover Editionis identical in content to the standard edition (including the critical apparatus in Latin and the foreword in multiple languages); however, its size makes it exceptionally convenient for the student of Hebrew to carry and use. Its portable size in no way compromises the readability of both text and critical apparatus, which retains a bold, clear font. Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS), 2020 Compact Hardcover Editionwill be replacing the two compact editions that preceded it: the 2006 Compact Hardcover Edition and the 1997 Compact Paperback Edition. This new edition is priced between these two prior editions and will be appreciated for its greater affordability and sturdy construction.
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.
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (compact hardback) by
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) Compact Edition is identical in content to the standard edition (including the critical apparatus in Latin and the foreword in multiple languages); however, its size makes it exceptionally convenient for the student of Hebrew to carry and use. Its portable size in no way compromises the readability of both text and critical apparatus, which retains a bold, clear font.
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia by
Call Number: 221 B471eL
Publication Date: 1984-01-01
This edition is larger than the compact and paperback editions. Although the larger format is more readable, students generally prefer the other cheaper editions.
Hebrew text (Readers' editions)
Reader's Hebrew Bible by
Call Number: 220.44 R2273
Publication Date: 2008-01-29
Ideal for Hebrew students and pastors, A Reader's Hebrew Bible saves time and effort in studying the Hebrew Old Testament. By eliminating the need to look up definitions, the footnotes allow the user to read the Hebrew and Aramaic text more quickly, focusing on parsing and grammatical issues. A Reader's Hebrew Bible offers the following features: * Complete text of the Hebrew and Aramaic Bible using the Leningrad Codex (minus critical apparatus) * Shaded Hebrew names that occur less than 100 times * Footnoted definitions of all Hebrew words occurring 100 times or less (twenty-five or less for Aramaic words) * Context-specific glosses * Stem-specific glossed definitions for verb forms (Qal, Piel, Hiphil, and so forth) * Ketib/Qere readings both noted in the text and differentiated appropriately * Marker ribbon Featuring a handsome Italian Duo-Tone(tm) binding, A Reader's Hebrew Bible is a practical, attractive, and surprisingly affordable resource.
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.
A Reader's Hebrew and Greek Bible by
Publication Date: 2010-04-11
This combined A Reader's Greek New Testament and A Reader's Hebrew Bible offers the following features:* Complete text of the Hebrew and Aramaic Bible, using the Westminister Leningrad Codex * Greek text underlying Today's New International Version--with footnotes comparing wherever this text is different from the UBS4 text* Footnoted definitions of all Hebrew words occurring 100 times or less--twenty-five or less for Aramaic words--with context-specific glosses* Footnoted definitions of all Greek words occurring thirty times or less* Lexicons of all Hebrew words occurring more than 100 times and Greek words occurring more than thirty times* Eight pages of full-color maps separate the OT and NT sectionsIdeal for students, pastors, and instructors, A Reader's Hebrew and Greek Bible saves time and effort in studying the Hebrew Old Testament and Greek New Testament. By eliminating the need to look up definitions, the footnotes allow you to more quickly read the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek text. Featuring fine-grain black European leather binding, A Reader's Hebrew and Greek Bible is a practical, attractive, and surprisingly affordable resource.