CBL’s unique interface of fresh, precision study tools makes it ideal for the Bible scholar and the serious student. This Old Testament bundle is a 22-Volume set containing a Study Bible and a Hebrew-English Dictionary.
The Study Bible volumes contain an encyclopedic survey of the particular Old Testament book being treated. Each survey provides a general outline; discusses matters which may have several opinions; and, provides background information regarding the history, culture, literature, and philosophy of the era covered by the book. Following the overview is a unique Interlinear that contains the Hebrew text, the grammatical forms, the transliteration, the translation, and the word’s assigned number that is useful for cross-reference study within all volumes of The Complete Biblical Library. Discussion of textual variants are included within the Study Bible text. Verse-by-verse commentary that is useful for a basic understanding of every Old Testament verse is then included. Finally, nearly 30 various Bible translations are interspersed throughout, in addition to the complete King James Version text, to show how different phrases have been translated over the years.
The Hebrew-English Dictionary volumes are fitting companions to the Study Bible volumes. The two are closely linked by a numerical system which identifies each Hebrew word. The number is placed above the word in the Interlinear and is repeated in the Dictionary which lists the words in alphabetical order. By this system a person may easily go from the Study Bible to an in-depth study in the Dictionary. Such an arrangement makes this Hebrew dictionary as usable for the layman as for the scholar. Features of the Hebrew-English Dictionary include:
The Word Studies portion of the Dictionary is the real heart of the CBL Dictionary. Most Hebrew lexicons offer word studies on “key” words. CBL gives you a word study on every Hebrew word. Every word study follows the same format: Explanation of how the word was used in Hebrew through the period of the Old Testament’s authorship - the discussion includes Hebrew poetry, historical accounts, inscriptions, related languages, etc. This provides a good basis for understanding the word’s significance in the Old Testament. Cognates—word studies will sometimes list cognates of other Semitic languages. Cognates in these related tongues often help clarify Hebrew words, especially those which occur infrequently. Number of times the word appears in the Old Testament—this number may not coincide with the number of occurrences in the Concordance, because there is sometimes disagreement as to the root form of the word. Furthermore, each word study also references Strong’s numbers, plus gives you the volume and page number where this word can be accessed in The New Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew and English Lexicon, The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, and the Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament.
CBL’s unique interface of fresh, precision study tools makes it ideal for the Bible scholar and the serious student.
Such a combination of Biblical and theological material has not been produced in any previous work. For all who use this work, it will open wider the door to the richness of the original text of the Old Testament.
One of the greatest tools for the serious Bible student to come along in my lifetime is The Complete Biblical Library. It has it all: the original Greek, interlinear, King James Version, practical commentary, and references that make Bible study come to life.
—Dr. Tim LaHaye, Author, Minister, Educator
One of the most comprehensive and ambitious editions of the New Testament ever conceived in modern times. I feel I can recommend this set without reservation.
—Dr. Gleason L. Archer, Former Professor Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
The Complete Biblical Library is a marvelous example of a thorough Bible study program, introducing the reader to the Bible in its entirety. While one may not agree with every interpretation, the hours of godly scholastic commitment that have gone into this resource work are remarkable indeed.
—Dr. W.A. Criswell, Former Pastor First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
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