Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1977 - Religion - 483 pages
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This multivolume work is still proving to be as fundamental to Old Testament studies as its companion set, the Kittel-Friedrich Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, has been to New Testament studies.

Beginning with father, and continuing through the alphabet, the TDOT volumes present in-depth discussions of the key Hebrew and Aramaic words in the Old Testament. Leading scholars of various religious traditions (including Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, and Jewish) and from many parts of the world (Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States) have been carefully selected for each article by editors Botterweck, Ringgren, and Fabry and their consultants, George W. Anderson, Henri Cazelles, David Noel Freedman, Shemaryahu Talmon, and Gerhard Wallis.

The intention of the writers is to concentrate on meaning, starting from the more general, everyday senses and building to an understanding of theologically significant concepts. To avoid artificially restricting the focus of the articles, TDOT considers under each keyword the larger groups of words that are related linguistically or semantically. The lexical work includes detailed surveys of a word s occurrences, not only in biblical material but also in other ancient Near Eastern writings. Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Ethiopic, Ugaritic, and Northwest Semitic sources are surveyed, among others, as well as the Qumran texts and the Septuagint; and in cultures where no cognate word exists, the authors often consider cognate ideas.

TDOT s emphasis, though, is on Hebrew terminology and on biblical usage. The contributors employ philology as well as form-critical and traditio-historical methods, with the aim of understanding the religious statements in the Old Testament. Extensive bibliographical information adds to the value of this reference work.

This English edition attempts to serve the needs of Old Testament students without the linguistic background of more advanced scholars; it does so, however, without sacrificing the needs of the latter. Ancient scripts (Hebrew, Greek, etc.) are regularly transliterated in a readable way, and meanings of foreign words are given in many cases where the meanings might be obvious to advanced scholars. Where the Hebrew text versification differs from that of English Bibles, the English verse appears in parentheses. Such features will help all earnest students of the Bible to avail themselves of the manifold theological insights contained in this monumental work.
  

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Review: Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, Volume 1

User Review  - Steven Schank - Christianbook.com

These volumes have a liberal slant to them, but are the best in Hebrew word study. The only complaint is that there is "transliteration" for Hebrew words within the text instead of the Hebrew. I ... Read full review

Contents

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BHl dush duSJ HID trample Fuhs
182
ntf VT1 PPT p? crush Fuhs
195
Vi? deleth delet 77 door Baumann
230
HOT damah damdj niai be like Preuss
250
Hal damai fl dama II DDI DTT V3T nDO? Hal OBIT njpW 71811 nn
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n oereifci d PW rW nVDB T?? HH tyfO SW P?
270
XBH deshe deSe vegetation Ringgren
307
TUT tdgidTi iaga7 njH nilH IVjn roar mutter speak NegoitS Ringgren
321
inn hadhar hdddr majesty Warmuth
335
n7 hdydh hdyd be become Bernhardt Bergman Ringgren
369
In hekhal hekal temple Ottosson
382
SH haphakh hapak nH nriS turn Seybold
423
inri haragh hdrag JJ njin kill Fuhs
447
foirai Tidrd niri linn pn conceive pregnant Ottosson
458
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About the author (1977)

(1917-1981) Former professor of Old Testament and Catholic Theology at the University of Bonn in Germany.

Professor emeritus of Old Testament interpretation at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

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