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 […]

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, […]

Why to Avoid Using Interlinear Bibles

When many students first begin to learn Biblical Hebrew, they think that a Hebrew-English interlinear bible can really help them in their studies. Unfortunately, they are usually wrong. What are Interlinear Bibles? Interlinear Hebrew bibles are just what they sound like they are – between the lines of the Hebrew text of the Bible are […]

English Translations of the Hebrew Bible

In biblical studies it is absolutely essential to have a copy of the bible in Hebrew. After all, how can you read the Bible in Hebrew if you don’t actually have a copy of the Hebrew text? The standard scholarly edition of the Hebrew Bible in Hebrew is BHS. However, within biblical studies it is […]

A Reader’s Hebrew Bible

For beginning and early intermediate biblical scholars, one of the more useful tools for studying the Hebrew Bible is A Reader’s Hebrew Bible, edited by A. Philip Brown II and Bryan W. Smith. A Reader’s Hebrew Bible is not an interlinear bible, but a complete version of the Hebrew Bible that happens to contain glosses […]

Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS)

If you could only have one resource for biblical studies, BHS is it. In fact, if you are on this website, you probably already own a copy. What is BHS? BHS, or as it is known by its full name, Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, is the most important version of the Hebrew Bible available today. It […]