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A Reader's Hebrew and Greek Bible Leather Bound – April 11, 2010
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About the Author
A. Philip Brown II (PhD, Bob Jones University) is Professor of Bible and Theology at God’s Bible School and College in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Bryan W. Smith (PhD, Bob Jones University) is Bible integration coordinator at Bob Jones University Press.
Richard J. Goodrich (Ph.D., University of St. Andrews) is lecturer in the department of history at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.
Albert Lukaszewski (PhD New Testament, University of Saint Andrews) is co-chair of the Hellenistic Greek Language and Linguistics Section of the international meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. He has also served as editor of the Lexham Syntactic Greek New Testament and is author of the forthcoming Grammar of Qumran Aramaic. He lives with his family on the east coast of Scotland.
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The Hebrew text is the BHS, and the greek text, for the most part, follows the Novum Testamentum Graece (there are footnotes if there's a variant). The most helpful parts of this volume are:
1. Proper names in the Hebrew Bible are in lighter gray. No more endlessly flipping through the lexicon only to realize that it was a name the whole time.
2. Greek words used 30 times or less, and Hebrew words used 100 times or less are footnoted. This makes reading through the text easier and smoother.
It's great, and fairly inexpensive.
The only problem with this book is its cover. "Fine-grain black European leather" sounds like something nice, but it's not. The cover is cheap, thin, and inferior to the duo-tone covers on the Reader's NT and OT.
Nevertheless, this is a great resource - highly recommended for pastors and seminarians.
The text of the Hebrew Tanakh ("Old Testament") is based on the Leningrad Codex (L). Regrettably, it contains no text-critical notes. However, at the bottom portion of each page, provided glosses are intended to aid the reader in ameliorating comprehensibility of the Hebrew phraseology. Understand that these are not necessarily complete lexical definitions, but merely glosses which suggest the particular sense(s) seemingly employed within a given context. The glosses, according to the book's introduction (pp. xviii-xviv), are based on The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (HALOT), the Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (BDB-HEL) and, in some cases, "alternative lexical sources." Additionally, the definition of some infrequently (100 times or less) occurring Hebrew terms are footnoted.Read more ›
The Greek New Testament text used is that underlying the Today's New International Version (TNIV) New Testament. There are places where this text differs from the main reading presented in the United Bible Society (UBS) text, based upon decisions made by the TNIV translators to utilize some of the multitude of textual variants detailed in the UBS text. In each of these instances, the TNIV and UBS texts are listed side-by-side in a footnote for reader's to compare. The Hebrew Old Testament text comes from the Westminster Leningrad Codex, which differs from the standard BHS critical edition in only a handful of places (e.g. only 12 consonantal variations total). The definitions used in the footnotes and mini-lexicons at the end of each testament are derived from the standard lexica--BDAG, Louw-Nida, LSJ, and Trenchard for the NT; HALOT and BDB for the OT.
As far as the mechanics of this Bible go, the leather used is very finely grained but very thin. While I expect it to loosen/soften up with use, out of the box the cover is fairly stiff. Overall, I would say the leather is of higher quality than that typically appearing as "Genuine Leather" in most contemporary Bibles but not nearly as nice as one would find in a high-end (e.g. Cambridge) Bible. Only time will tell if this thin real leather will stand up as well as the more robust Duo-tone covers used in the separate volumes. The pages are (thankfully) not ultra-thin and are gilded in silver, which nicely accents the black leather cover. The binding of this nearly 2.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is what it says, and has helped me learn some hebrew with the assistance of a Lexicon. Totally recommend this to anybody who desires yo lwarn ghese ancient languages.Published 18 days ago by Sheldon Moss
It is Hebrew; it is Greek. What's not to love. However the Lexicon is very simplistic and not my favorite.Published 3 months ago by peter gerba
Everything perfectly as described. I recommend reading the reviews about this Bible before purchasing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Philip Dakota Melton
This would be a wonderful resource if the type were darker. This is more of a problem in the NT Greek text. Read morePublished 5 months ago by TRN CSL
There is nothing like this on the market. Get it while it is still in print. Truly a one of a kind resource. Read morePublished 7 months ago by CCrawMor
I really like the inside of this book. I have no real concerns. The hebrew font is great, I appreciate the way they grey out proper nouns that occur rarely. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nate C.
My comments are based purely on the "Look Inside" views of this book. The kerning (space between letters within a word) and leading (the space between lines originally... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bradley E Ragner