A Reader’s Hebrew Bible

A Reader’s Hebrew Bible

Zondervan just released A Reader’s Hebrew Bible. (This is the counterpart to their earlier release, A Reader’s Greek New Testament.)

Ideal for Hebrew students and pastors, A Reader’s Hebrew Bible saves time and effort in studying the Hebrew Old Testament. By eliminating the need to look up definitions, the footnotes allow the user to read the Hebrew and Aramaic text more quickly, focusing on parsing and grammatical issues.

A Reader’s Hebrew Bible offers the following features:

  • Complete text of the Hebrew and Aramaic Bible using the Leningrad Codex (minus critical apparatus)
  • Shaded Hebrew names that occur less than 100 times
  • Footnoted definitions of all Hebrew words occurring 100 times or less (twenty-five or less for Aramaic words)
  • Context-specific glosses
  • Stem-specific glossed definitions for verb forms (Qal, Piel, Hiphil, and so forth)
  • Ketib/Qere readings both noted in the text and differentiated appropriately
  • Marker ribbon

You can view some sample pages from Genesis here. This looks like a helpful resource for anyone with an intermediate knowledge of Hebrew.

HT: Between Two Worlds


  1. Mike says:

    I’m mike and I have very little knowledge on reading Hebrew although I do know the alphabet learned by a rabbi . What I’m wondering is what Hebrew / Greek bible would be best for me to study from ? I’d like English either next to or footnoted can u help ? Thanks in Jesus name

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