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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Nov 30 2019 4:56 PM

I use the Hebrew Lexicons constantly, but once in a while I need to look up a word in English in terms of how it is translated into Hebrew. I know that there are several excellent tools in Logos, but I am looking for what might be the best dictionary in this category, where I might start with a word in English and search for the possible translations into Hebrew. I have some hard copy books that do this but what is the best electronic resource(s) in this category. Thanks!

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Puddin’ | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 30 2019 8:10 PM

George, though I am not sure if this is what you’re looking for, personally I really like the NIDOTTE volumes linked below:

https://www.logos.com/product/5465/new-international-dictionary-of-old-testament-theology-and-exegesis

They’re highly exhaustive, following the initial usage of any given term in the literature and following it through to biblical usages.  A bit pricey, but well worth the investment IMO.

Apologies if this isn’t what you’re after ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 1 2019 6:27 AM

Puddin, this is exactly what I was looking for. Many thanks to you. Gregorio 

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 1 2019 7:34 AM

For anyone else, I keep this volume in my main layout (wanting the choices):

https://www.logos.com/product/1213/new-strongs-guide-to-bible-words 

Lookup is by english, and it covers both hebrew and greek for quick comparison. Cheap too. 

"I didn't know God made honky tonk angels."

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 1 2019 11:32 AM

Denise, this looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 2 2019 12:58 AM

I almost purchased this Strong’s also, but it sadly turns out that it is transliterated   I wonder if this resource exists as a non-transliterated version. Any help would be appreciated. 

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 2 2019 6:58 AM

Yep. Its target customer was presumed to be knowledgable, but not expert. An average pastor.

Strongs offers another for both hebrew and greek, that DOES show OL but the type in box is also OL (and transliterated). That'd be for the pastor fresh from seminary.

On the greek side, there's Bullinger's that accepts lookups in english and OL (greek). But I don't know of a similar in hebrew. The hebrew pocket guide is grammatical terms; not hebrew.

"I didn't know God made honky tonk angels."

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 2 2019 11:13 AM

Yes, I found that second one and got quite excited until I noticed one could not search in English. And for Hebrew I have about ten lexicons already. So I will be using the New International Dictionary recommended above. It is quite good in terms of the words it does offer, even though it does not seem to offer all words. Still, it will work for my purposes. I’m most grateful to you for your kindness. 

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 4 2019 10:30 AM

Thanks for all the excellent recommendations. I found the perfect reference, It is Volume IX of The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew. I have just tested it as the other references provided a lot of information about some words, but the Classical Hebrew reference is the most complete, and has links to the rest of the volumes if I want to dig deeper into any particular word. I highly recommend it.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 4 2019 5:27 PM

I guess?  I downloaded DCH IX to my ipad. Best I can see, there's no english lookup?

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 4 2019 5:34 PM

Denise, that is odd. Are you sure you downloaded IX rather than the first 8 volumes? I just tested it with my iPad and iPhone and it works fantastic. For instance, in the search bar I looked for "horse" and it immediately delivered horse, horseman, horses-chariot, horses-swift, with corresponding Hebrew words (that is what most interests me) and links to the articles in Volumes I through VIII. In the case of HORSE, we have ืกื•ืก, and ืคืจืฉื, with references to 6.130 and 6.787 respectively. Denise, you do not see that? I also downloaded the references to make sure it works fast enough, and the Internet does not play tricks.

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 4 2019 5:38 PM

And then I just switched to my PC to re-test it there. The last search I did was on the word BEND, as in every knee shall bend and every tongue confess, and my PC opened it to the exact same place I had on my iPhone and gave the following, which I now cut and pasted:

  bend
    ื’ื”ืจ, 2.328
    ื›ืืฃ pi., hi., 4.349
    ื›ืคืฃ, 4.455
    ื›ืคืฉื, 4.458
    ื ื—ืช I pi., 5.670
    ื ื˜ื”, 5.673
    ืขื•ื” II, 6.295
    ืขื•ืช I pi., 6.319
    ืฆืขื”, 7.139
    ืฉืื•ื‘ I hi., 8.297
    ืฉืื›ืš, 8.352

So, cool, it even includes the various stem forms. I am thrilled. Can you get it to work on the PC?

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 4 2019 5:43 PM

Ok, Gregorio, mine works now. Sorry! False alarm.

I'm glad you met success!

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 4 2019 5:47 PM

Thanks, Denise, for all your help with this project.

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Puddin’ | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 4 2019 9:03 PM

Link?  I could not locate this resource in Logos.

That sounds like something I would really like๐Ÿ‘.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 4 2019 9:08 PM

https://www.logos.com/product/156061

"I didn't know God made honky tonk angels."

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Puddin’ | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 4 2019 11:34 PM

Wow!  Added to my wishlist.  Will be watching this๐Ÿ‘.

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