Old Testament Hebrew Resources (including linguistics and semantics)


E. Even-Shoshan, A New Concordance of the Old Testament Using the Hebrew and Aramaic Text, Baker, 1989. ****


William L. Holladay, A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, Eerdmans, 1972. (introductory level) ****
F. Brown, S. R. Driver, and C. A. Briggs, A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament, Oxford, 1952. (still old standard)
David J. A. Clines (ed.), The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, Sheffield Academic Press, 1993-. (8 vols.) a theology-oriented dictionary
L. Koehler and W. Baumgartner, et al (eds.), The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (4 vols.) Brill, 1994-. (the new standard)


B. K. Waltke and M. O’Connor, An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. Eisenbrauns, 1990. (indispensible)
Choon-Leong Seow, A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, Abingdon, 1995. ***
Page H. Kelley, Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar. Eerdmans, 1992. ***
Bonnie P. Kittel, et al, Biblical Hebrew: A Text and Workbook, Yale University Press, 1989. ***1/2 (many seminary professors grammar of choice)

Not Yet Reviewed

G. D. Pratico and M. V. van Pelt, Basics of Biblical Hebrew: Grammar, Zondervan, 2001


E. Brotzman, Old Testament Textual Criticism: A Practical Introduction, Baker, 1994.
Emmanuel Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, Fortress, 1992.
Ernst Würthwein, The Text of the Old Testament, Eerdmans, 1995.

Theological Dictionaries

Botterweck and Ringgren, Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, Eerdmans, 2001. (11 vols.)
Willem VanGemeren, New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, Zondervan, 1997. (5 vols.)
J. D. Douglas, Illustrated Bible Dictionary (3 vols.), Servant Publications, 1998.
Harris, Archer, and Waltke, Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, Moody, 1980. (2 vols.)

Semantics / Linguistics

James Barr, The Semantics of Biblical Language, Oxford University Press, 1961.
Robert L. Bergen, Biblical Hebrew and Discourse Linguistics, SIL International, 1994.
Walter R. Bodine, Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew, Eisenbrauns, 1992.
Max Turner and Peter Cotterell, Linguistics and Biblical Interpretation, Inter-Varsity, 1989.

Not Yet Reviewed

James Barr, Comparative Philology and the Text of the Old Testament: With Additions and Corrections, Eisenbrauns, 1987.
Cynthia L. Miller, The Verbless Clause in Biblical Hebrew: Linguistic Approaches, Eisenbrauns, 1999.