by George M. Landes
SBL Press, 2001
Paper: 978-1-58983-003-5 | eISBN: 978-0-88414-330-7
Library of Congress Classification PJ4845.L25 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 492.482421


A classic resource for beginning Hebrew students

First published over thirty years ago under the title A Student's Vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew, this classic work has been completely revised, updated, and expanded by the author to assist a new generation of students in naturally developing a basic Biblical Hebrew vocabulary. Designed to help beginning Hebrew readers acquire vocabulary quickly, this valuable teaching tool focuses on words that occur most frequently in the Hebrew Bible, while arranging them by roots and cognates allowing students to naturally expand their working vocabulary. Vocabulary lists have been kept to a manageable size; extensive cross-references document when words appear frequently with different meanings, and an index allows rapid location of every word encountered. As a result, students who master this volume will remember words more easily, consult a lexicon less frequently but more intelligently, and translate the Hebrew Bible at sight more readily and enjoyably.


  • Vocabulary groupings based on frequency, roots, and cognates

  • Separate listing for nouns without verbal roots in the Hebrew Bible

  • Appendices including proper names and the forms and meanings of pronominal suffixes

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