A Reader’s Hebrew Bible

This is really good news! Zondervan has published A Reader’s Hebrew Bible, similar to their Reader’s Greek Bible. I just finished my three semesters of Hebrew at Reformed Theological Seminary and I’m so happy that they have come out with this so that I can bring it with me to Church and keep up my Hebrew skills as the years go by. Here is the information about it:

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™ binding, A Reader’s Hebrew Bible is a practical, attractive, and surprisingly affordable resource.

Page Count: 1680

Size: 7.2 wide x 9.9 high x 2.1 deep in. | 183 wide x 251 high x deep 53 mm
Weight: 3.26 lb | 1477 gms

Available: March, 2008
Publisher: Zondervan

I hope to get one soon and I encourage anyone who is learning Hebrew to purchase one of these and bring it with them to Church on a regular basis when your pastor is preaching out of the Old Testament.

In Christ and In Defense of the Faith,