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Presented in a user-friendly fashion, the Dictionary of Basic Biblical Hebrew is a learner's tool for students of the English Bible who want to delve more deeply into the meaning of Scripture in its original language, an ideal source for any English reader who seeks a deeper understanding of the Bible.

An ideal stepping stone to gaining a grasp on Biblical Hebrew.

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This unique and concise dictionary contains over 6,000 of the most common words in the Hebrew Bible.  Fully cross-referenced by root and stem, the Hebrew entries are clearly identified by the part of speech, gender, and number.  Proper names are also explained based on their root.

The Dictionary of Basic Biblical Hebrew consists of two parts:

  • a dictionary containing some 6,400 entries of the most common words in the Hebrew Bible;
  • an introduction to basic grammar and syntax with topics such as prefixes and suffixes; nouns; gender; number; adjectives; tenses; verbs and stems. The explanations are simple and easy to understand.

The Dictionary of Basic Biblical Hebrew concentrates on the treasures of Biblical words and on cross-references to their roots. Thus, it is an ideal stepping stone to gaining a grasp on Biblical Hebrew.


  • Hebrew-English Dictionary section with over 6,000 entries
  • Grammar section with important concepts simply explained

About the Author:  Shlomo Karni, Ph.D., is emeritus professor of Religious Studies at the University of New Mexico, where he taught Biblical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, and Judaic Studies for twenty-seven years.  He holds degrees from the Technion (Haifa, Israel), Yale University, and the University of Illinois, Urbana.  A past member of the Academy of the Hebrew Language in Jerusalem, he was consulting editor for The First Hebrew Primer:  The Adult Beginner's Path to Biblical Hebrew.

Language: English
Hard Cover
190 pages
8 x 12 in. (15.5 x 23 cm)
Weight: 500 g (17.6 oz)

Imported from Israel