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Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia

A Reader's Edition - Hardcover

Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia
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Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia

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Item number 5225
ISBN 978-3-438-05225-4
Publisher: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft and Hendrickson Publishers
Number of pages 1920 Seiten
Weight: 1683 g

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Have you taken a Hebrew class but forgotten most of what you learned? Are you a pastor who wants to incorporate regular study of the original languages into your preaching and teaching, but your Hebrew is rusty? Are you a scholar who needs a quick reference for research purposes? The BHS Reader’s Edition is an invaluable language reference tool and a trusted companion for students, pastors, and scholars who wish to read the text of the Hebrew Bible.

This work utilizes the standard scholarly edition of the Hebrew Bible that is the basis for nearly every major Bible translation, the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. In addition, this text has been checked against, and notes all differences between, the BHS and the Leningrad Codex.

Reading is facilitated by providing the definitions of every Hebrew and Aramaic word, either in the glossary or in the apparatus. Strong verbs, nouns, and adjectives that occur less than 70 times are parsed and defined. Infinitives, imperatives, and all weak verb forms are parsed. Unlike other reference works that give the same definition for a given word whenever it appears - the BHS Reader’s Edition provides the definition of the word according to the context of the Scripture passage in which it is found.

The BHS: A Reader´s Edition main features include:

  • Complete text of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, checked against the Leningrad Codex
  • All words that occur less than 70 times are parsed and defined in the apparatus
  • Glossary listing of all other words
  • Improved layout of poetic texts
  • All weak verb forms are parsed

Published in co-operation with Hendrickson Publishers. Compiled by Donald R. Vance, George Athas and Yael Avrahami.

Donald R. Vance received his MA in Hebrew Language from the Institute of Holy Land Studies (now Jerusalem University College) in Jerusalem, Israel, and studied Northwest Semitic Philology at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. He received his PhD in Biblical Interpretation from the Joint Doctoral Program of the Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver. He is the author of An Introduction to Classical Hebrew.

Yael Avrahami is the head of the biblical studies department at Oranim Academic College. She taught in the past at the University of Haifa, Israel and at the University of Sydney, Australia. She is the author of The Senses of Scripture: Sensory Perception in the Hebrew Bible.

George Athas earned his PhD from the University of Sydney. He is currently Dean of Research and Senior Lecturer in Old Testament at Moore Theological College (Sydney, Australia). He is the author of The Tel Dan Inscription: A Reappraisal and a New Interpretation.

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Customer evaluation for "Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia"
(3 Customer reviews )

9 Apr 2017

This book saved me! They did an excellent job!

I just was not making it in my Hebrew reading. My vocabulary was not good enough. I am exactly the kind of person the authors mention in there preface,that needs the kind of vocabulary and parsing helps they provide. I am very impressed at the quality and what a good job they did. I do not need to know what the Massora printed on the side was - that was not helping me.

12 Dec 2016

Excellent Book

I received my copy recently and was really impressed with both the quality of the binding and the print. The Word of the Lord lasts for ever and it seems to me that this volume was designed and built using the same principles. It's built to last a life time even with extensive use.

I learnt Hebrew grammar using the 'old school' approach and was a bit concerned about the parsing method used in the apparatus. It was not clear from the screenshots exactly how it works, however I did not need to be concerned because the key is explained in depth in the preface and I believe will be easy to use once registered in memory. There is a degree of logic inherent in the code however it is not entirely intuitive and it would have been nice if there had been a one page looseleaf summary reference sheet avaialable in a similar way to the manuscript list that comes with UBS5. In the end I had to make my own which will help me get through the transitional code memorising period

The books preface indicates that this volume is designed for first year students and in my opinion it now fills a gap for students of biblical Hebrew who wish to progress above the level of inter linear translations but are not quite ready for a version without helps and study aids. The authors of the book deserve our gratitude for the time and effort spent in preparing this volume

The Netherlands

16 Nov 2016



I bought this book recently and it is very good scholarly and great for academic purposes. However, I was very disappointed that it printed in China--not Germany. I specifically buy German books from a German company with the understanding it would be printed in Germany like all my other Deutsche Bibel books. But no, not this one. I can't recommend it to my friends or students and will be seeking a refund. I believe the quality and standard and overall quality is beginning to change.

Sincerely disappointed.



Ich kaufte dieses Buch vor kurzem und es ist sehr gut gelehrt und ideal für akademische Zwecke. Allerdings war ich sehr enttäuscht, dass es in China - nicht in Deutschland gedruckt wurde. Ich kaufe speziell deutsche Bücher von einem deutschen Unternehmen mit dem Verständnis, es würde in Deutschland gedruckt werden wie alle meine anderen Bücher der Deutschen Bibeln. Aber nein, nicht diese. Ich kann es meinen Freunden oder Studenten nicht empfehlen und werde eine Erstattung suchen. Ich glaube, die Qualität und Standard-und Gesamtqualität beginnt zu ändern.

Aufrichtig enttäuscht.


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