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The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew
Aleph–Taw (8 vols.)
Edited by David J.A. Clines

The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew is a completely new and innovative dictionary.

Unlike previous dictionaries, which have been dictionaries of biblical Hebrew, this is the first dictionary of the classical Hebrew language to include the Bible, Ben SIra, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and all the other known Hebrew inscriptions and manuscripts.

This Dictionary covers the period from the earliest times to 200 CE. It lists and analyses every occurrences of each Hebrew word that occurs in texts of that period, with an English translation of every Hebrew word and phrase cited.

Among its special features are: a list of the non-biblical texts cited (especially the Dead Sea Scrolls), a word frequency index for each letter of the alphabet, a substantial bibliography (from Volume 2 onward) and an English-Hebrew index in each volume.

Please use this page for ordering the complete set of 8 vols., published between 1993 and 2011.

The supplementary Volume 9 (Index and Word Frequency Table) should be ordered separately.

See also
The Concise Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, a one-volume version of The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew.

David J.A. Clines is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield.

Series: Dictionary of Classical Hebrew
978-1-906055-16-5 hardback
Publication November 2011

The best dictionary to use for the texts treated [the Dead Sea Scrolls]. J.A. Fitzmyer, A Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls.