Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament (Volumes 1-15) (Revised Edition)

Prod ID: TDOT / Pub. Wm. B. Eerdmans
Retail: $975.00 / Accordance: $799.00

Requires Accordance 10.4 or above.

This multivolume work is still proving to be as fundamental to Old Testament studies as its companion set, the Kittel-Friedrich Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, has been to New Testament studies.

The TDOT volumes present in-depth discussions of the key Hebrew and Aramaic words in the Old Testament.

The intention of the writers is to concentrate on meaning, starting from the more general, everyday senses and building to an understanding of theologically significant concepts. To avoid artificially restricting the focus of the articles, TDOT considers under each keyword the larger groups of words that are related linguistically or semantically. The lexical work includes detailed surveys of a word’s occurrences, not only in biblical material but also in other ancient Near Eastern writings. Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Ethiopic, Ugaritic, and Northwest Semitic sources are surveyed, among others, as well as the Qumran texts and the Septuagint; and in cultures where no cognate word exists, the authors often consider cognate ideas.

TDOT’s emphasis, though, is on Hebrew terminology and on biblical usage. The contributors employ philology as well as form-critical and traditio-historical methods, with the aim of understanding the religious statements in the Old Testament. Extensive bibliographical information adds to the value of this reference work.

This English edition attempts to serve the needs of Old Testament students without the linguistic background of more advanced scholars; it does so, however, without sacrificing the needs of the latter. Ancient scripts (Hebrew, Greek, etc.) are regularly transliterated in a readable way, and meanings of foreign words are given in many cases where the meanings might be obvious to advanced scholars. Where the Hebrew text versification differs from that of English Bibles, the English verse appears in parentheses. Such features will help all earnest students of the Bible to avail themselves of the manifold theological insights contained in this monumental work.

For even more information, check out this release announcement and this in-depth review.

You may also be interested in Volume XVI, the Aramaic Dictionary, and in the TDNT (available for Accordance in complete or abridged versions).

Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament (15 Volumes) (Revised Edition)
Translated from: Theologisches Wörterbuch zum Alten Testament (15 Volumes)
Translators: John T. Willis, David E. Green, Douglas W. Stott

Where to Find

Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament (Volumes 1-15) (Revised Edition) is included with the following packages

Category Code Title Price
Primary CollectionsColl12-HebrewMaster1016Hebrew Master Collection (Accordance 12) (October 2016)3499.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-HebrewMaster1017Hebrew Master Collection (Accordance 12) (October 2017)3599.00
Primary CollectionsColl13-HebrewMaster1119Hebrew Master Collection (November 2019)4399
Primary CollectionsColl12-HebrewMaster1118Hebrew Master Collection (Accordance 12) (November 2018)3699.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-HebrewMaster0519Hebrew Master Collection (Accordance 12) (May 2019)3749.00
Greek LexiconsTDOT-17TDOT 17-Volume Set (with Aramaic Dictionary and Series Index)839.00
Greek LexiconsTDNT/TDOTTDNT Complete / TDOT Bundle Copy948.00
Hebrew add-on bundlesHebrew Master 06.16Hebrew Master, Complete Set of Hebrew Texts/Tools (June 2016)3449.00
Add-on BundlesAll-in-All 3Q16All-in-All Accordance Program (3rd Quarter 2016)23999.00


  1. (verified owner) Biblebob412

    An excellent resource for deeper word studies. I drove to my local library to check out the physical copies before making the purchase and I have to say— Accordance makes this resource a breeze to use and carry!

  2. Nathan Parker

    I used this series extensively during my time in seminary. This is a valuable addition to anyone’s Accordance library. I like to use it in conjunction with NIDOTTE. The rich discussions on the word studies in this work will keep you consulting it time and time again.

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