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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Apr 16 2010 8:10 AM

I have been using BDAG for the NT more and more. Which Hebrew Lexicon do most like for the OT.

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 16 2010 8:29 AM

HALOT: http://www.logos.com/products/details/1455

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Si | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 16 2010 8:30 AM

Jacob Hantla:

 Yes!  HALOT is the BDAG of Hebrew.

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 16 2010 8:42 AM

I was thinking HALOT but trying to avoid spending the money in the hopes I may have something in my library already.

Thanks for the feedback.

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 16 2010 2:53 PM

Fred Chapman:

I was thinking HALOT but trying to avoid spending the money in the hopes I may have something in my library already.

Thanks for the feedback.

Which base package do you own?

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 16 2010 2:58 PM

 

Jacob Hantla:
Which base package do you own?

I have the platinum package. The concise version of the HALOT is in my existing library.

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 16 2010 3:26 PM

Fred Chapman:
I have the platinum package. The concise version of the HALOT is in my existing library.

I use the concise HALOT most and occasionally the BDB. I'm aiming to get HALOT in Logos but I have it in print right now so the urgency isn't great.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 16 2010 3:44 PM

Fred Chapman:
Which Hebrew Lexicon do most like for the OT

Dictionary of Biblical Languages (DBL) - Hebrew. I find BDB confusing!

I also prefer DBL Greek & DBL Aramaic.

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 16 2010 3:50 PM

Kevin Becker:

Fred Chapman:
I have the platinum package. The concise version of the HALOT is in my existing library.

I use the concise HALOT most and occasionally the BDB. I'm aiming to get HALOT in Logos but I have it in print right now so the urgency isn't great.

What significant differences do you find between the concise HALOT and the full version?

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 16 2010 3:51 PM

Dave Hooton:

Fred Chapman:
Which Hebrew Lexicon do most like for the OT

Dictionary of Biblical Languages (DBL) - Hebrew. I find BDB confusing!

I also prefer DBL Greek & DBL Aramaic.

 

I have found BDB a little confusing as well. I have used the DBL quite a bit.

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Adam Couturier | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 17 2010 4:57 AM

There are too many differences to note.  Holliday (the concise HALOT) is fine, but nothing beats HALOT.  The articles/entries in HALOT are mammoth and fairly exhaustive.  Also, the cognate attestation can be very helpful to have, which is something that is missing in Holliday's treatment.

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 17 2010 5:25 AM

adam_couturier@yahoo.com:

There are too many differences to note.  Holliday (the concise HALOT) is fine, but nothing beats HALOT.  The articles/entries in HALOT are mammoth and fairly exhaustive.  Also, the cognate attestation can be very helpful to have, which is something that is missing in Holliday's treatment.

Fred, Adam's reply is a good expression of the main differences.

Basically you have to decide what your need are. If you need basic definitions and a smattering of usage examples go Holliday. If you want thorough definitions and exhaustive examples of usage go HALOT.

If you go Holliday you can use BDB to help with cognates, however, BDB is outdated and linguistic opinions have changed. A Hebrew scholar would have to comment on how frequently the BDB reflects outdated understandings. The BDB will be easier to use if you remember that everything is grouped under the tri-consonantal roots so every word under these main entries is a cognate.

HALOT is the top of the heap when it comes to Hebrew Lexicons. If you're still not certain the next time you are near a seminary, stop by their library and flip through a print copy (or perhaps you know another pastor who owns a copy) and see if it will be useful for your needs.

 

Adam, you might want to change your forum display name so spam bots can't pick up your email address. Here's instructions: http://wiki.logos.com/Changing_Forum_Display_Name

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