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The publication of the first edition of A Bilingual Dictionary of the Hebrew and Aramaic Old Testament by Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner in 1953 marked a major event in Old Testament studies. It presented a vast treasure of lexicographical material, with renderings into both German and English. Its publication superseded at once all other existing dictionaries, mostly stemming from the 19th century.
The Dictionary offered for the first time a strictly alphabetical order of entries, rather than a simple arrangement by roots. This feature not only saved the scholar much time and work, it also set the standard for future lexicographical work on the Old Testament.
In 1958 a new, expanded edition was published which included an extensive supplement. Many reprints have followed since, all following the original presentation of a dictionary and supplement in two separate volumes. To this very day the Dictionary remains the only complete and comprehensive English-German dictionary of the Old Testament.
This new impression of the Dictionary is published in one handy volume, meeting the needs of many scholars and students.
Originally published as Lexicon in Veteris Testamenti Libros, 1953-1983
In: Vetus Testamentum
In: Before the Public Library
In: Before the Public Library
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Wörterbuch zum hebräischen Alten Testament in deutscher und englischer Sprache / A Dictionary of the Hebrew Old Testament in English and German — W. Baumgartner, Wörterbuch zum aramäischen Teil des Alten Testaments in deutscher und englischer germanico-hebraicum (-aramaicum) et correctiones additamentaque i.a. continens. Ediderunt L. Koehler et W. Baumgartner Sprache / A Dictionary of the Aramaic Parts of the Old Testament in English and German. Cui adjectum est:
Supplementum ad Lexicon in Veteris Testamenti Libros. Lexicon
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The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament contains the complete vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible, extended with variants from the Oriental and Samaritan textual traditions, the Ben Sira fragments, the Dead Sea Scrolls, etc. It takes full advantage of the enormous advances that have been made in Semitic linguistics since the publication of older dictionaries like Gesenius and Brown-Driver-Briggs.


User-friendly
Another important advantage is that it offers a strictly alphabetical order of entries rather than an arrangement by verbal roots. This user-friendly feature makes the dictionary especially suited to the beginning student of classical Hebrew, but will also save the more advanced user much time. Specialist users will find here a wealth of bibliographical information on Old Testament exegesis.

Most up-to-date dictionary
The third edition of Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner's Hebrew dictionary is widely acclaimed as the most up-to-date dictionary for the Old Testament and related literature in biblical Hebrew and Aramaic.

Wide range of users
The complete and unabridged translation has been prepared by an international team of Hebrew and Old Testament scholars. Combining scholarly thoroughness with easy accessibility, the dictionary meets the needs of a wide range of users from the beginning student of biblical Hebrew to the specialized scholar in biblical studies, Semitic studies or ancient Judaism, as well as academic libraries, theological seminaries, and institutions.

Volume 1: Aleph - Heth ( 365 pp.)
Volume 2: Teth - Ayin ( 539 pp.)
Volume 3: Pe - Sin ( 458 pp.)
Volume 4: Shin - Taw ( 428 pp.)
Volume 5 : Aramaic. Extensive Bibliography (290 pp.)
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