Reviews by Harold Hosch
March 21, 2012  |  2:47 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
The IVP Essentials contains a number of 'gems', but the Pocket Dictionary for the Study of Biblical Hebrew is perhaps close to my list of high achievements. Specialized dictionaries are simply that "specialized". Without attempting to over specialize this dictionary offers an excellent range of terms in the modern scientific study of biblical Hebrew along with an excellent balance of linguistic and literary terms, all packaged in one essential format. But the plus goes further in Accordance ...
The IVP Essentials contains a number of 'gems', but the Pocket Dictionary for the Study of Biblical Hebrew is perhaps close to my list of high achievements. Specialized dictionaries are simply that "specialized". Without attempting to over specialize this dictionary offers an excellent range of terms in the modern scientific study of biblical Hebrew along with an excellent balance of linguistic and literary terms, all packaged in one essential format. But the plus goes further in Accordance with hypertext cross referencing in which related terms may be seen at a single glance in the text. And added to this hyper-texting feature is the ability to click on reference to the three strong Hebrew reference grammars in Accordance: Jo√ľon, GKC, and IBHS (the addition of A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar by Christo H.J. van der Merwe et al would be a nice inclusion in Accordance since it is also included in the dictionary as one of the grammars). For anyone studying Hebrew, whether a beginner or one who has worked with the Hebrew text for many years, this IVP Pocket Dictionary for the Study of Biblical Hebrew will become a strong and practical addition for the advancement of that study.
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