Ideal for Hebrew students and pastors, A Reader’s Hebrew Bible saves time and effort in studying the Hebrew Old Testament. By eliminating the need to look up definitions, the footnotes allow the user to read the Hebrew and Aramaic text more quickly, focusing on parsing and grammatical issues. A Reader’s Hebrew Bible offers the following features: • Complete text of the Hebrew and Aramaic Bible using the Leningrad Codex (minus critical apparatus) • Shaded Hebrew names that occur less than 100 times • Footnoted definitions of all Hebrew words occurring 100 times or less (twenty-five or less for Aramaic words) • Context-specific glosses • Stem-specific glossed definitions for verb forms (Qal, Piel, Hiphil, and so forth) • Ketib/Qere readings both noted in the text and differentiated appropriately • Marker ribbon Featuring a handsome Italian Duo-Tone™ binding, A Reader’s Hebrew Bible is a practical, attractive, and surprisingly affordable resource.
|Contributor(s)||A. Philip Brown II , Bryan W. Smith|
|About the Contributor(s)||A. Philip Brown II
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
Bryan W. Smith (PhD, Bob Jones University) is Bible integration coordinator at Bob Jones University Press.
|Publish Date||Mar 6, 2008|
- Review by Volker
However, what is NOT acceptable is the poor binding of a book that is intended to be used on a regular basis for study purposes.
Also, to call the binding "attractive" and "durable" is a gross exaggeration.
The silver edging does not only look cheesy, it also rubs off on the hands of the reader and eventually looks quite blotchy. And why no rounded corners? That would not only look much nicer, it would also prevent creasing.
But the worst aspect is the so-called "Italian Duo-Tone™".
After using A READER'S HEBREW BIBLE for some months only, this strange material started dissolving and crumbling away, and after a year of fairly regular use (but certainly not any abuse) the spine "hinges" were gone completely and it required rebinding.
It is a shame that Zondervan did not use a good cover on an otherwise very useful product. (Posted on 6/15/2014)