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The Groves Center has added high-quality, contextual English “glosses” to its Westminster Hebrew Morphology for the upcoming Creative Commons release. (For a good definition “glosses,” see Wiktionary Etymology 2 of the English word “gloss.”) One problem is that occasionally the glosses, which were done without respect to our Morphology, will disagree with the interpretation in the Morphology. (We plan to mark such cases by adding an alternative gloss according to our Morphology in brackets.) For example, 1 Chronicles 6:13 word four is seen by many translators as meaning “and (the) second,” but our Morphology sees it as a proper name “Vashni”, in accordance with the lexicon HALOT, which is our primary authority.)

The Groves Center has also added Strong’s Numbers to its Westminster Hebrew Morphology database for the upcoming Creative Commons release. Our source even provides numbers for the 6 most commonly occurring prefixes in Hebrew and the 5 most common prefixes and the most common suffix (the definite article) in Aramaic. Prof. James Strong himself ignored those 12 words in his numbering of Hebrew and Aramaic words in the Hebrew Bible because they were so common it seemed pointless. With modern computers, being able to search for all such occurrences of such words is no longer a futile process.

The third volume (Zayin-Tet) in the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew Revised (DCHR), edited by the late Dr. David J. A. Clines, is now available for order from Sheffield Phoenix Press. The fourth volume (Yod-Lamed) is expected in 2024, with subsequent volumes appearing roughly annually thereafter. Additionally, The Shorter Dictionary of Classical Hebrew Revised is expected to be available in late July 2024. It is intended to be a replacement for the classic Hebrew dictionary Brown Driver Briggs, known as BDB for short, which was first published in 1906. The Shorter DCHR will be significantly larger than The Concise Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, which appeared in 2009. 

The Hebrew Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (HALOT) is on-line! This important scholarly dictionary of Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Aramaic has been the primary authority for the Westminster Hebrew Morphology since the 1990s. It is still available in a two-volume hardback set for US$353 from the publisher (Brill), but the on-line version is free.

The Job fascicle of Biblia Hebraica Quinta (BHQ) is scheduled for release on 30 March 2024, according to the German Bible Society. It has been several years that the Job fascicle of BHQ has been estimated to be a year away from release, but it is now available for preorder from the German Bible Society.

n order to write an essay on biblical studies and properly format it, you must follow the standards that can be found in the reference book, but you can order an essay for the correct design of the work.The Second Volume of the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew Revised (DCHR) Has Been Released

The third volume (Zayin-Tet) in the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew Revised (DCHR), edited by the late Dr. David J. A. Clines, is scheduled to be released by the end of 2023.  The original Dictionary of Classical Hebrew (DCH) and the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew Revised (DCHR) volumes (1 and 2) have been very helpful in our work for the last several years on the Westminster Hebrew Morphology (WHM).

The scholar David J. A. Clines, co-founder of Sheffield Phoenix Press and editor of the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, has died at age 84.  Here is a short academic obituary.