4 Stars Out Of 5
A valuable resource
December 27, 2013
The Hebrew-English Interlinear ESV - I am so glad to finally own this edition. As a pastor, I have previously used the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (which is the same source document for English translations of the Bible) but the down-side of it is_ I can't read Hebrew.
I own it because I figured, "One day I will sit down and learn to read Biblical Hebrew." But the reality is, I can't even find the time to exercise, go for walks, play longer with my kid or eat healthy so when I am I going to find the time to learn to read Hebrew?
This is why I am so glad the editors at Crossway have released this volume. First off, the ESV translation is my favorite English version of the Bible. So right away, this book immediately becomes a valuable resource in my library.
Inside the book on each page the Hebrew text is laid out word-by-word above an English translation showing the "basic meaning" and study of each word. And as an extra bonus, the ESV text is presented separately in the out-most column.
The volume comes as a hardback and has an extra wide cover (.625" x 9.25") to allow for the extra text. This book is as large as a standard FULL Bible (over 2,000 pages), but remember this is just the Hebrew portion, so you are only getting the Old Testament.
Again, this is a valuable tool for any pastor, scholar, or teacher. Highly recommended!
Thank you to Crossway for this preview copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.