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, as well as the biblical texts, 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 occurrence 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 and an English?Hebrew index in each volume.
The paperback edition contains exactly the same pages as the hardback, and is priced at less than half the hardback price. The paperback edition can only be ordered as a set of 8 volumes.
If you are ordering it from a bookseller other than SPP, you may need to know its two ISBNs: 978-1-907534-37-9 and 978-1-907534-38-6.
David J.A. Clines is Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield.