Buying Reference Tools for Bible Software: Pros and Cons

Nowadays most people have access to various applications on their computers, tablets, or phones that they use to study the Hebrew Bible. Many of these programs include electronic copies of bibles, dictionaries, grammars, commentaries, and many other reference tools for biblical studies. While this software has become essential for almost all scholars, working with an […]

How to Use Biblical Hebrew Dictionaries

Biblical Hebrew dictionaries can be used in a variety of different ways to give you information about a word you are examining. They are some of the most important tools for biblical studies. However, it is important to recognize that Biblical Hebrew dictionaries are not like modern dictionaries. Because Biblical Hebrew dictionaries contain so much […]

How Biblical Hebrew Dictionaries are not like Modern Dictionaries

When you use a normal dictionary, you look up the meaning(s) of a word and then you have an idea of what the word you’re examining might mean. In Biblical Hebrew the process is not so simple. This is because of the nature of dictionaries. How Modern Dictionaries Work Modern dictionaries are created by looking […]

Leningrad Codex

The Leningrad Codex is one of the most important manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible available for scholars today. After the partial destruction of the Aleppo Codex in 1947, the Leningrad Codex became the oldest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible still in existence. The Leningrad Codex has served an important place in modern critical editions […]

How to Develop a Daily Reading Schedule

If you want to read the Bible in Hebrew every day, you must work this practice into your daily life. Many people find it helpful to develop a regular routine for reading, as well as a schedule of which texts they will read. This post explains how to develop a daily reading schedule. It is […]

Why You Should Read the Bible Every Day

The most important practice you can develop to help you become a better biblical scholar is to read a little bit of the Bible in Hebrew every single day. This post explains why you should read the Bible every day. There is also a follow-up post that explains how you can develop a reading routine […]

The Jerusalem Crown

One of the most beautiful and unique editions of the Hebrew Bible available today is the Jerusalem Crown. What is the Jerusalem Crown and where did it come from? The full name of the Jerusalem Crown is the Jerusalem Crown: The Bible of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (כתר ירושלים: תנ”ך האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים). It was […]

The Aleppo Codex

Until modern times, the Aleppo Codex was the oldest complete text of the Hebrew Bible. Its traditional name is the כֶּתֶר אֲרָם צוֹבָא‎ (Keter Aram Tzova), and it is sometimes referred to in short as the Keter “Crown”. Unfortunately, the Aleppo Codex was partially destroyed in 1947. Nevertheless, the pages which remain from the Aleppo Codex predate the […]

3 Alternatives to Interlinear Bibles

Although interlinear bibles may seem like an attractive option for many students studying Bible, the fact is that interlinears should be avoided. This is because interlinear bibles usually interfere with a student’s ability to learn Biblical Hebrew. Instead of using an interlinear bible, there are several other resources that can help students to read the […]

JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh

The New JPS translation is one of the most important English translations of the Hebrew Bible available today. This translation comes in several different editions. The most useful edition is called the JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh. The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh has the JPS translation and the Hebrew text of the Bible (Tanakh) on the same page, […]