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The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew | DCH (8 vols.)

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Overview

The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew is a completely new and innovative dictionary. Unlike previous dictionaries, which have been dictionaries of biblical Hebrew, it is the first dictionary of the classical Hebrew language to cover not only the biblical texts but also Ben Sira, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Hebrew inscriptions. This dictionary covers the period from the earliest times to 200 CE. It lists and analyses every occurrence of each Hebrew word that occurs in texts of that period, with an English translation of every Hebrew word and phrase cited.

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  • Completely new and innovative dictionary
  • Covers the period from the earliest times to 200 CE
  • Covers the biblical texts, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Hebrew inscriptions

Among its special features:

  • A list of the nonbiblical texts cited (especially the Dead Sea Scrolls)
  • A word frequency index for each letter of the alphabet
  • A substantial bibliography (from vol. 2 onward)
  • An English–Hebrew index in each volume
The praise of BDB in 1892 may be repeated for this new dictionary. It is indeed ‘a landmark and a glory for the generation which produced [it].’

—C. S. Rodd, editor, Expository Times

Sheffield is to be congratulated on a remarkable achievement. Volume one proves beyond doubt that The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew is going to combine the strengths of the Gesenius-BDB tradition—thoroughness, comprehensiveness, meticulous ‘old-fashioned’ textual scholarship—with impeccable twentieth-century linguistic theory.

—J. F. A. Sawyer, Society for Old Testament Study Book List

If there is anything sensational about the contemporary study of ancient Hebrew, then one must say: It is in book form, and the book is called the Sheffield Dictionary of Classical Hebrew. Absolutely indispensable!

—Bernhard Lang, editor, Internationale Zeitschrift für Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete

  • Title: The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew
  • Editor: David J. A. Clines
  • Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press
  • Volumes: 8
  • Pages: 5,653
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In the Logos edition, these digital volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Searches in Logos will pull from entries in The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew and all Scripture references within the dictionary link directly to the original language texts and English Bible translations in your library. What’s more, The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew will serve as a vital secondary source for many of the primary texts already in your library—enhancing the value of your entire library, linking important terms to a wealth of other resources in your digital library, including tools for original languages, dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, and theology texts. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, vol. 1

  • Editor: David J. A. Clines
  • Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 475

Volume one of The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew covers Aleph.

The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, vol. 2

  • Editor: David J. A. Clines
  • Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 660

Volume two of The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew covers Beth–Waw.

The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, vol. 3

  • Editor: David J. A. Clines
  • Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 424

Volume three of The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew covers Zayin–Teth.

The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, vol. 4

  • Editor: David J. A. Clines
  • Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 642

Volume four of The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew covers Yodh–Lamedh.

The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, vol. 5

  • Editor: David J. A. Clines
  • Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 957

Volume five of The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew covers Mem–Nun.

The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, vol. 6

  • Editor: David J. A. Clines
  • Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 999

Volume six of The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew covers Samekh–Pe.

The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, vol. 7

  • Editor: David J. A. Clines
  • Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 679

Volume seven of The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew covers Sade–Resh.

The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, vol. 8

  • Editor: David J. A. Clines
  • Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 817

Volume eight of The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew covers Sin–Taw.

David J. A. Clines

David J. A. Clines concentrates his studies on Hebrew lexicography and contemporary literary approaches to the Hebrew Bible. He studied classical languages in Sydney, Semitic Languages in Cambridge, and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Amsterdam.

Clines is emeritus professor of biblical studies at the University of Sheffield where he previously served as head of the department for seven years. Clines also served as president of the Society for Old Testament Study, publisher and director at Sheffield Academic Press for 25 years, and president of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Clines has authored and edited several publications including Interested Parties: The Ideology of Writers and Readers of the Hebrew Bible, On the Way to Postmodern, Esther Scroll: The Story of the Story, and The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew.

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  1. John Goodman

    John Goodman

    1/26/2019

    33333
    The paper copy is well laid out and easy to use... the electronic edition has cluttered formatting and is hard work to wade through - but at least I don't have to visit a library 1hr drive away;)
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  2. Boyd Whaley

    Boyd Whaley

    6/8/2018

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  6. hajime ogushi
    very good
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  7. Chan Yew Ming

    Chan Yew Ming

    10/8/2016

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  8. Ana Dzuver

    Ana Dzuver

    9/8/2016

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  9. Jim West

    Jim West

    12/15/2015

    super glad that it is now to be released on 31 december of this year. the print edition is invaluable. an electronic edition with all the search functionality will be a necessity.
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  10. Christian

    Christian

    8/8/2015

    It's eight books of tedious work, so I recognize it'll take time, but is there any update on how far along this product is in development?
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  11. Wyatt Graham

    Wyatt Graham

    10/1/2014

    Looking forward to this, any way to figure its publication date?
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  12. AH Bogaards

    AH Bogaards

    8/13/2014

    And we are still waiting for the product AND for an answer from Logos!
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  13. giancarlo fasola
    There is a digital version for Windows? Thanks
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  14. Roy L. Conwell, Jr.
    Logos has revolutionized biblical studies. David J.A.Clines work on the Hebrew Bible will greatly enhance one's exploration and investigation of the sacred texts. I highly recommend it. As a New Testament scholar I welcome first rate tools that assist with the Hebrew Bible. Thanks, Logos.
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  15. Peter Montoro

    Peter Montoro

    5/11/2014

    Why has this not been released yet?
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  16. Douglas Miller
    Dear Logos: What is happening? This product was "under development" for the past many months. Why is it now "almost there" once again?
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  17. Robert Griffin
    I think that it must be under development for over a year now. Please can you get it published soon.
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  18. Jerold Joe Neuman, Jr.
    I used this in research for my ThM thesis: It states clearly, “we subscribe to the dictum that the meaning of a word is its use in the language.” Later it states, “Rather the primary function of this Dictionary is to organize and rationalize the available data about Hebrew words, enabling readers to make their own decisions about the meaning of words in the light of all the evidence, which has been arranged in such a way as to make that task feasible.” Although I found it did not do this for the word I was studying, I do believe this is a great tool and appreciate their attempts to follow this orientation. I too would like to know when you project to have this available.
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  19. Beckon&Muse

    Beckon&Muse

    3/6/2013

    Are you able to give us a better projection when this produce will be available?
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