What is the Tanakh (Jewish Bible)?

In Judaism, the Hebrew Bible is traditionally called the Tanakh (תנ”ך). Tanakh is an acronym which stands for Torah (תוֹרָה), Nevi’im (נְבִיאִים), and Ketuvim (כְתוּבִים). In English these words translate to Law, Prophets, and Writings. Of course, Judaism and Christianity order and count the books of the Hebrew Bible differently. (Indeed, even within Christianity there […]

Organized by Root or Spelling?

What makes a better Hebrew Bible resource: one organized by root or by spelling? In contrast to older resources, most dictionaries and concordances coming out in biblical studies for the past 50 years have been organized purely alphabetically, rather than by the root. What does it mean exactly that a resource is organized by root […]