About the Book
A Book-by-Book Guide to Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary is intended to help students, pastors, and professors who wish to read a particular book of the Hebrew Bible in its original language to master the vocabulary that occurs most frequently in the book in question. In contrast to typical Hebrew and Greek vocabulary guides, which present vocabulary words based on their frequency in the Hebrew Bible or New Testament as a whole, this book presents vocabulary words based on their frequency in individual biblical books of the Hebrew Bible, thus allowing readers to understand and engage with the text of a particular book easily and quickly.
Meek and Osborne have produced an intelligently conceived and well-executed volume of vocabulary lists for the mastery of Biblical Hebrew. This will enable the second-year student to strategically memorize new vocabulary. For those who have completed elementary Hebrew, this tool is markedly superior to competing vocabulary textbooks.Duane Garrett John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Portions of the Old Testament contain highly specialized and concentrated vocabulary, including technical terms that may be genre-specific. Reading through a book canonically can be a daunting and discouraging task for the beginning or intermediate student. Yet there is no substitute for direct and unmediated access to the text. Osborne and Meek have provided a helpful way to immerse oneself in the literature of the Hebrew Bible, without getting sidetracked or distracted by such technical vocabulary.Bill T. Arnold Paul S. Amos Professor of Old Testament Interpretation, Asbury Theological Seminary
Osborne and Meek offer an effective tool, ideal for students and teachers alike, to facilitate better reading and study of the Hebrew Bible. . . . A Book-by-Book Guide to Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary demystifies and simplifies the process of learning vocabulary. Each biblical book is subdivided by frequency into manageable word lists with concise glosses. . . . The result is a helpful resource providing constructive support for learners interested in reading Hebrew with greater ease.Chip Hardy Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary