Amazon Christian Books Recommendations
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Hebrew and Greek
reference works available from Amazon.
Note: An even better approach to all of these books would be to get the BibleWorks software program.
Interlinear Greek-English New Testament - By George Ricker Berry. First published in 1897. The KJV is in the margin. Two handy features of this interlinear are a brief Greek-English lexicon and a short section of Greek synonyms. Based on the Textus Receptus (Stephens' 1550 edition) but footnotes seven additional Greek texts, both other Textus Receptus and Critical Text type of texts.
Interlinear Greek-English New Testament - By Jay P. Sr. Green. Based on the Textus Receptus (F.H.A. Scrivener's edition) with the LITV in the margin. coded to Strong's concordance numbers. Excellent volume.
The Interlinear Bible: Hebrew-Greek-English - By Jay P. Sr. Green. Anyone serious about Bible study will appreciate The Interlinear Bible, which pairs Hebrew or Greek (depending upon the passage) in one column and English in the next. Word-by-word literal translations allow the reader to look up specific words even without prior familiarity of Hebrew of Greek. Coded to Strong's concordance numbers. Excellent volume.
NKJV Greek-English Interlinear New Testament - An excellent interlinear. The Greek Majority Text (Hodges and Farstad's first edition.). With a word for word and a phrase translation as needed in-between the Greek text. Plus, footnotes in Greek and English for significant textual variants. The NKJV in the margin. Unfortunately, it is now out of print and thus is only available from third party sellers, so it is rather expensive. But if you're a serious student of the Greek NT and subscribe to the Majority Text, this might be worth the money as it is the only interlinear that use the MT.
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Note: Volumes coded to Strong's numbers would be accessible to the non-Greek or non-Hebrew reader by using the above mentioned interlinears by Green or by using Strong's concordance.
Concise Lexicon to the Biblical Languages - by Maurice A. Robinson; Jay P. Sr. Green. Provides basic definitions of both Hebrew and Greek words, along with Strong's concordance numbers and the page numbers in Brown, Driver, and Briggs', Arndt-Gingrich's, Kittle's, and Thayer's lexicons for each word.
Analytical Lexicon of the Greek New Testament - By Timothy Friberg; Neva F. Miller; Barbara Friberg. A very reliable and detailed lexicon. Parses and defines every word in the NT.
Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature - By Walter Bauer, et.al. THE standard lexicon of New Testament Greek, there are no competitors. Knowledge of Greek is required to use this work.
Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Based on Semantic Domains - By J. P. Louw and Eugene Albert Nida. Based on Semantic Domains. A very helpful lexicon, proving detailed translations and explanations of Greek words. Recommended by this writer's Greek professor at seminary. However, note that Louw and Nida subscribe to a dynamic equivalence theory of translation, and some of their suggested translates reflect this questionable viewpoint of Bible translation. Knowledge of Greek required.
Greek New Testament - The Critical Text type of text produced by United Bible Societies, edited by Bruce Metzger, Kurt Aland, et.al. Although this writer disagrees with the CT, the textual apparatus in this volume are indispensable for doing textual criticism studies. Also helpful is Metzger's Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament . It gives a good look into the thinking of why the UBS committee chose on reading over another. At times, it also includes textual information not found in the Greek text.
Manual Grammar of the Greek New Testament - By H.E. Dana and Julius Mantey. A standard intermediate-level Greek grammar, utilizing the eight-case system of Greek verb classification. For those who have had at least one year of beginning Greek. The text this writer used when studying intermediate Greek at seminary.
New Analytical Greek Lexicon - By Wesley J. Perschbacher. Alphabetical list of parsings for every word in the Greek NT. References the Textus Receptus, Majority Text, and Critical Text. coded to Strong's numbers, but knowledge of at least the Greek alphabet needed for finding parsings of specific words.
New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology (4 Volume Set) - Edited by Colin Brown. Extensive discussions on the theological significance of NT Greek words. But note, the theological slant is sometimes liberal not conservative. Words listed by English translations.
New Linguistic and Exegetical Key to the Greek New Testament - By Cleon L., III Rogers and Fritz Rienecker. A very helpful resource. Goes verse by verse through the NT providing parsings for verbs and making comments on important Greek words. A knowledge of Greek is helpful but not necessary. The Greek text referred to is the Critical Text, but comments generally apply to the Textus Receptus or majority Text..
New Testament Greek: A Beginning and Intermediate Grammar - By James A. Hewett. The text this writer used in learning Greek at seminary.
Synonyms of the New Testament - By R. C. Trench. A helpful reference for understanding the shades of differences between synonyms in the the NT. Knowledge of Greek required.
Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament - By Joseph Thayer. An older lexicon; not as reliable as newer lexicons. But being coded to Strong's numbers is a plus.
Word Pictures in the New Testament - By. A. T. Robertson. A very helpful resource from a renowned Greek scholar. Goes verse by verse through the NT giving insightful details on the Greek text. A knowledge of Greek is helpful but not necessary. Kindle edition.
Analytical Key to the Old Testament (4 book Set) - By John J. Owens. Provides complete parsing of every word of the Hebrew text. This is a valuable set for anyone wanting to do detailed analysis of the OT. Knowledge of Hebrew required.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon
standard Hebrew lexicon. Coded to Strong's concordance numbers.
Englishman's Hebrew Concordance of the Old Testament - By George V. Wigram. Word listings are in Hebrew, but the verse references are in English. Coded to Strong's Numbering System.
Grammar for Biblical Hebrew - by C. L. Seow. Beginning to intermediate grammar. The text this writer used in learning Hebrew at seminary.
Old Testament Parsing Guide, Vol. 1: Genesis-Esther and Old Testament Parsing Guide, Vol. 2: Job-Malachi - By Todd S. Beall; Colin Smith; William A. Banks. Parsing for every verb in the Hebrew OT. Knowledge of Hebrew required.
Synonyms of the Old Testament - R.B. Girdlestone. A helpful reference for understanding the shades of differences between synonyms in the the OT. Words listed by English translations.
Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament - By Robert Laird Harris. An excellent resource for getting detailed but not excessively long discussions on Hebrew words. Coded to Strong's numbers.
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