Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
Welcome to the Hebrew Lexicon. This lexicon has been developed to aid the user in understanding the original text of the Hebrew Old Testament. By using the Strong's version of the King James and New American Standard Bibles, a deeper knowledge, of the passage being studied, can be gained.
To search this lexicon enter an English word, Hebrew word or Strong's Number in the text box under 'Search This Resource' and click 'Go.' Our script should understand your query and provide the proper results. In addition, links to entries in additional resources, matching your query, will be displayed. Clicking on the keyboard icon will open and close the Hebrew Keyboard.
Note: In order to view the original Hebrew you must download and install the SIL font listed in the box to the right. They are free to download and are available in the TrueType format.
But why study the Hebrew language?
The word rain is a good example of how culture can influence ones view of a word. To a bride and groom preparing for an outdoor wedding the news of rain has a negative meaning, but to the farmer in the middle of a drought, the same word has a positive meaning. For many of us, rain means a spoiled picnic but to the ancient Hebrews, rain meant life, for without it their nomadic life would end. Without a cultural understanding of the words in the Bible, much is missed or overlooked.
Many times our modern culture can influence definitions of words in a way not intended by the original author. The Bible often refers to the keeping and breaking God's commands and covenant. To "keep" the commands of God is generally understood as to "obey" the commands, but this is not completely true since the Hebrew word "shamar" (שָׁמַר) literally means to guard or protect. The breaking of the commands is understood as "disobeying" but the Hebrew word "Parar" (פָּרַר) literally means to trample underfoot).
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
the Week of Proper 16 / Ordinary 21
Download the Language Fonts
Below you will find links to the TrueType font(s) used in this resource. Simply right-mouse click the link and save it to your fonts
Once you have finished you might need to close all open browsers and open your fonts directory to initialized the font(s) you just installed.
SIL Ezra Hebrew font
AHL Early Hebrew font