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Overview

The Biblical Hebrew Study Book is a bi-monthly publication that works through the Tanakh (Biblical canon) word by word while readers examine the words in Hebrew and learn about their roots, original meanings and Biblical occurrences, and implications in English. You don’t have to know Hebrew in order to understand the Biblical text first-hand. Each volume highlights important Biblical Hebrew words in every section and offers fascinating interpretations to illuminate your understanding of the Biblical text.

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Key Features

  • Presents the Bible in a whole new way
  • Examines the atmosphere the text was meant to create
  • Illuminates the meaning of the Hebrew text

Product Details

  • Title: Good Times Publishing Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Volumes: 30
  • Pages: 1,139
  • Resource Type: Grammars
  • Topic: Language & Interpretation

Individual Titles

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Book of Psalms, Part 1

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 42

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The book of Psalms has been read more often than any other book of the Bible. In Hebrew, the book is called the Book of Tehillim, which means “praises.” In other languages, it means song or refrain. This book focuses on a central text and analyzes selected words from it. In addition, key words are repeated several times throughout the book, allowing the reader to understand familiar passages and fully appreciate their beauty.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Book of Psalms, Part 2

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 42

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Part 2 in this Hebrew study focuses on Psalm 23, the most familiar and beloved psalm by Jews and Christians alike. It explores the shepherd imagery that pervades the entire text. In addition, it covers musical instruments in the book of Psalms and the search for David’s palace.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Book of Psalms, Part 3

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 42

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In this final book in the Psalms series, the editors provide just a small sample of the immense wealth of language given to us by King David. They discuss words such as upright, ascend, palace, and new song. Passages covered include Psalm 144:9-15 and Psalm 119.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of the Exodus from Egypt

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 42

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This book explores the exodus from Egypt, dealing with the passages of Exodus 5:4–9 and Exodus 13:17–14:4. This study addresses Pharaoh’s response to Moses and Aaron after they request that the Israelites be allowed to serve God in the desert. The editor also discusses the people that made up the nation of Israel during this time and the route between Egypt and the Land of Canaan.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Splitting of the Red Sea

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 41

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

One of the greatest miracles Israel experienced was the parting of the Red Sea. This book focuses on select words from Exodus 14:21, specifically chayil, which has a number of meanings. In addition, this book discusses the Egyptians’ flight from the Israelites during the parting and the shocking phenomenon they encountered. Finally, the editors explore the Apocrypha and the differences between the Jewish Bible and the Christian Bible.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of Abraham and the Angels

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 42

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This study book deals with two central stories. The first deals with God’s promise of descendants to Abraham and the second deals with the visit of the three angels to Abraham and their tidings of Issac’s future birth. The editors explore Abraham’s hospitality and conclude by exploring the Hebrew language in comparison to other languages.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of Baby Moses

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 42

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Using Exodus 2:2-10 as its source text, this study book discusses the birth of Moses and the Hebrew word vatitspenehu, which means “she hid him.” It also explores the word ivrim, which means “birth-stool,” the meaning of Moses’ name, and how Pharaoh’s daughter knew to call him by a name that has meaning in the Hebrew language.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of Isaac’s Birth

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 42

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In this book, the editor deals with the miraculous birth of Isaac and Abraham’s most trying test—the sacrifice of his son. Exploring Genesis 21:1-9 and Genesis 22:1-12, readers will learn the words and phrases connected to these stories, as well as the meaning of the name Isaac. The archaeology section explores altars, instructions for building them, and the meaning of the name Mount Moriah.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of Jacob and Esau

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 42

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This book explores the birth of Jacob and Esau and the choice of words used to tell the story. Words explored include the Hebrew words for twins, barren, ladder and Jacob. The editor also discusses the location of Jacob’s dream.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of Jacob and the Angel

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 42

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This book explores three biblical passages: Jacob meeting Rachel at the well, the flight of Jacob and his family from Laban, and Jacob’s crossing of the Jabok River on his way back to Canaan, where he wrestles with the angel. This study evaluates Jacob’s name and why he received it, as well as the Hebrew name meaning “struggle.”

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of Joseph in Egypt

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 42

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Choice Words from the Story of Joseph in Egypt deals with Joseph’s rise to greatness and his appointment as Pharaoh’s governor, as well as the famine that drove his brothers to Egypt.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of Judah and Tamar

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 42

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This study deals with two important tales: The story of Judah and Tamar and Joseph’s encounter with the chief butler and chief baker. The study of Tamar’s story reveals the significance of the objects that Judah gave her as a pledge. The second story sheds light on the occupations of the butler and baker. The editor also includes an article on the history of Hebrew vowelization.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of Noah

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Covering Genesis 6:1-12, this book discusses Noah and the years before the flood. Analysis of the passage includes a discussion of why the giants are referred to as Nephilim and an exploration of the use of singular and plural references to God. The archaeology section focuses on the Mesha Stele, one of the most important finds in all of Israel.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of Noah’s Ark, Part 1

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The powerful story of Noah and the ark tells us a lot about the nature of man. This study, which covers Genesis 6:13–22, explores the meaning of Noah, corruption, and various words connected to the ark. The editor also discusses how the Bible uses body parts to describe measurements.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of Noah’s Ark, Part 2

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This second volume explores the great flood and the words in the passage that demonstrate the richness of Biblical Hebrew as a language. Words explored include the Hebrew words for universe and “rain down.” This volume also explores the Latin Vulgate and how it influenced the way Jewish scholars viewed the Bible.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of Sabbath

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This study covers Genesis 2:1-3, the day God rested from his work. The editor examines important words in the passage and offers a number of related articles about topics such as the number seven and the planet Saturn, which has a strong connection with the number seven and Sabbath rest. The book also explains the VAV consecutive, which inverts the verb tenses and indicates the sequence of actions.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of the Creation

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This book explores Genesis 4:1-14, where Cain kills his brother Abel and is punished by the Lord with banishment from the Garden of Eden. This study explores the names Cain and Abel and the interrogative particle.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of the Creation of Man, Part 1

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In this study of the creation of man, covered in Genesis 2:4-15, the editor discusses the role of man to look after the earth and how it reminds us to take better care of the planet and the environment. Hebrew words covered include generations, begat, and mist. This book also includes an article about the 10 lost tribes.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of the Creation of Man, Part 2

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In this second installment on the creation of man, the editor covers Genesis 2:16-24. Articles in the book cover the language in which the Bible was written and the Aleppo Codex.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of the Creation, Part 1

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This book begins with the creation of the world and explores important words from the passage. In addition, it contains an introduction to the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, and a discussion of their pronunciation.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of the Creation, Part 2

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The second volume of the study of creation explores Genesis 1:14-23, focusing on the fourth and fifth days of the week, which cover the creation of the sun and the moon. It includes a discussion of how the sun and moon were created on the fourth day even though there was already light on the first day.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of the Creation, Part 3

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The third installment of the study of creation focuses on Genesis 1:24-2:3. This volume explores the dagesh, which changes the pronounciation of certain letters. The editor also discusses similarities between Biblical and Modern Hebrew, and analyzes root words in Hebrew.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of the Exile from the Garden of Eden

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The source text for this book is Genesis 3:14-24, which covers Adam and Eve’s exile from the Garden of Eden. Hebrew terms discussed include the words for sword, bread, and seed.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Flood

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 42

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This study book discusses two different passages: the story of the Tower of Babel, which covers humanity’s revolt against God, and the story of Abraham, who was told to leave his homeland to travel to a land God would reveal to him. This volume explores select words from the source texts and discusses why the word miracle appears only once in the Bible.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of the Flood, Part 1

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Drawing on Genesis 7:15–24, this book follows Noah and his family as they enter the ark and the flood begins. Words explored in the text include the verbs came, carried, and increased. It also discusses the significance of the door closing behind Noah, effectively placing him in a period of isolation.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of the Flood, Part 2

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Part two of the study of the flood takes its source text from Genesis 8:1–13, discussing the end of the flood and the functions of the raven and the dove. It explores why Noah reaches out for the dove but doesn’t do the same for the raven. This book covers the literal meaning of the word “amen” and presents evidence that teaches about the state of mind of a Jewish officer who realizes he’s about to be ambushed.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of the Flood, Part 2.2

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 42

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The study in this book draws on Genesis 8:15-9:16 and covers the seven Noahide laws and rainbows. The editor also discusses the Hebrew words for harvest, swarm, and multiply.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of the Garden of Eden

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This book discusses Genesis 3:1-13, which covers Satan’s temptation of Adam and Eve and their subsequent descent into sin. The archaeology section reveals a message from Goliath, who was defeated by a young David. This volume also covers how archaeologists determine the location of Biblical sites such as Shiloh or Gibeon.

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of the Mark of Cain

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 34

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The Mark of Cain explores an interesting period in the history of mankind. Man has begun developing an urban lifestyle, new technological skills, and cultural innovations, including cities, metal working, music, and songs. Unfortunately, concurrent with these advancements, an unethical society develops. This can be seen in Lemech’s song, where he boasts about the men he slaughtered. This book also explores the first mention of the word “Tabernacle.”

Biblical Hebrew Study Book: Choice Words from the Story of the Sale of Joseph

  • Editor: Yigal Tzadka
  • Series: Biblical Hebrew Study Books
  • Publisher: Good Times Ltd.
  • Pages: 42

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This study deals with the story of how Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and discusses the names of the tribes and their meanings. The archaeology section explores Cyrus’ declaration, which appears on a ceramic cylinder and is different from what we find in scripture.

About Yigal Tzadka

Yigal Tzadka was born and raised in Jerusalem, and studied archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been involved in various fields of study, including the history of the Jewish people and teaching the Hebrew language. Tzadka’s combined experience in journalism, love for the Hebrew language, and vast knowledge in Judaism and Jewish history led him and his wife Liora to establish the HebrewToday publishing house, which has served hundreds of thousands of readers around the globe for more than 30 years.

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