Biblical Hebrew

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The Biblical Hebrew application is designed for learning (or improving ones knowledge of) Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic.

The application is comprised of three main components, each represented by a separate tab-bar tab in the application: Dictionary, Lexicon and Grammar

Dictionary

The Dictionary tab provides three quick mechanisms to lookup Hebrew words – Roots, Strongs, Search.

(a) Roots – One of the really beautiful aspects of the Hebrew language is that all of the roots of the verbs and nouns are derived from two-letter units that are usually assembled as part of a three letter root. By selecting the first two letters of the root, a listing will be displayed of all Hebrew and Aramaic words (Aramaic words will display in green in the summary) that begin with those two letters with a brief  English translation. Once the list is displayed, tapping on a word will display a popup with further detail about the selected word. It is also possible to display a list of all the verses in the Hebrew Bible that contain that word or the BDB page for that word.

(b)  Strongs – If you know the Strongs number of a Biblical Hebrew/Aramaic word, you can go directly to the detail information about that word.
(c) Search – If you know the English equivalent of a Biblical Hebrew/Aramaic word, you can search for all words that contain that text in one of their definitions. This function supports wildcards as well (e.g. – you can use a “_” character to represent any single character and a “%” character to represent any number of characters).

The Dictionary definition popup for a word includes (when applicable):
– The Hebrew (with vowels) representation.
– The phonetic pronunciation of the Hebrew.
– The Strongs transliteration of the Hebrew.
– The Strongs#.
– The language classification (Hebrew/Aramaic/Name).
– The part-of-speech.
– A button to access a list of all verses in the Hebrew Bible where that word appears.
– A button to access the BDB page related to that word.
– Common definitions.
– Common translation.
– Explanation.
– Exegesis.
– TWOT (Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament) number reference.

Lexicon

The Brown-Driver-Briggs (BDB) Hebrew Lexicon is probably the most commonly used Biblical Hebrew Lexicon. A complete copy of this lexicon is accessible from within the application. In additon, individual pages can be displayed via the Dictionary word lookup functionality.

Grammar

Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar is the standard Biblical Hebrew reference grammar in English. A complete copy of this grammar is accessible from within the application.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Category: Reference
Released: 18 September 2010 (updated: October 15, 2012)
Publisher: Bill Clementson © Clementson Consulting
Price: $4.99 (buy app)

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