Hailed by the Jewish Chronicle as a tremendous advance over previous works, it provides a unique description of the Hebrew language as it is encountered and used today, covering formal and poetic Hebrew as well as current idioms and phrases, slang, and colloquialisms. This is the first dictionary to describe rather than prescribe contemporary Hebrew. Coverage of technical and scientific terminology; academic discourse; vocabulary from fields such as law and medicine, as well as slang and colloquialisms. The labelling system allows quick indentification of context, register, and usage. A reference tool for students, scholars, translators, and business professionsals. 1091 ppage softcover from Oxford Univerity Press.
Now available for the first time in a paperback format, The Oxford English-Hebrew Dictionary is a landmark in the description of modern Hebrew. Using principles developed in English lexicography but never before applied to Hebrew, it is an essential reference for serious English and Hebrew users alike, whether students, scholars, translators, or in professional contexts. The dictionary reflects the development of Hebrew in the twentieth century, and with over 50,000 entries offers extensive coverage of current idioms and phrases, slang and colloquialisms, technical and scientific terminology, academic discourse, legal and medical terminology, American and Australian terms, and a labeling system allowing easy identification of senses, contexts, and registers. For anyone interested in learning or translating modern Hebrew, The Oxford English-Hebrew Dictionary is an invaluable resource.