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Coming This Fall: A Social History of Hebrew

A Social History of Hebrew: its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period by William Schniedewind 1. Language, Land, and People: Toward the History of Classical Hebrew 2. The Origins of Hebrew: In Search of the Holy Tongue 3. Early Hebrew Writing … Continue reading

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The Semantic Dictionary of Biblical Hebrew

I wasn’t aware of this project, sponsored by the United Bible Societies, until John Gentry mentioned it on the twitter.  I will certainly be adding a link to it to the useful site list.

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Fun Facts From Church History

In the 16th century Evangelical pastors (Lutheran and Reformed) were required to know Latin, Greek and Hebrew.  Knowledge of those languages wasn’t optional for clergy, it was mandatory.

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Isaiah 5:7 and Puns in Hebrew

Since I’m presently working on Isaiah for the series it’s only natural that I’d wind up in Chapter 5 with it’s stunningly beautiful pun לְמִשְׁפָּט֙ וְהִנֵּ֣ה מִשְׂפָּ֔ח לִצְדָקָ֖ה וְהִנֵּ֥ה צְעָקָֽה׃ God looked for justice (mishpat) but only saw oppression (mispach). … Continue reading

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A Handy Guide to Scholarly Editions of the Bible (via Εις Δοξαν)

Jason’s right- right useful stuff here. I received in the mail today, as I’m sure some of you have, a handy guide to the scholarly editions published by the German Bible Society. It’s a guide geared for first-year students, “who … Continue reading

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An Interesting Book (via Theological Musings)

It does look interesting. I especially like that the title has ‘donkey’ rather than ‘Asses’ because ‘ass’ makes the kids giggle and it also may be confused with some bibliobloggers. Clarity is a desirable thing! Old Testament professor at Talbot … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day and the Dilly Award

A student who has not taken Hebrew stopped by to discuss a book he’s writing on Hebrew. Yeah, it’s the first day of school.  –  Gary Yates To the unnamed student I award this week’s Dilly! [Sounds like a lot … Continue reading

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A Hebrew Reader of BHS (via With Meagre Powers)

It sounds very much like Zondervan’s ‘A Readers Hebrew Bible’ though of course that particular piece is not exactly BHS. I’d be curious to see what George and the others have done, not least because George has done it. For … Continue reading

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