This blog provides links to open-access resources for the study of the Old and New Testaments as well as for the ANE, and, occasionally, for Classics. The source for the great majority of the posts is Chuck Jones's The Ancient World Online (http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.com/).
The Semantic Dictionary
of Biblical Hebrew (henceforth SDBH) project is carried out under the
auspices of the United Bible Societies. It was launched in the year
2000. Its aim is to build a new dictionary of biblical Hebrew that is
based on semantic domains, comparable to Louw and Nida’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, which was first published in 1989.
Preliminary research for this project was carried out by Reinier de Blois which resulted in a dissertation, titled Towards a New Dictionary of Biblical Hebrew Based on Semantic Domains,
from which much of the contents of this document has been derived (de
Blois 2000). In addition to this a computer tool called Vocabula was
developed, that can assist the Hebrew lexicographer in his/her effort to
create such a dictionary.
Several Hebrew scholars
from different parts of the world are contributing to this dictionary.
The editor for this project is Dr. Reinier de Blois, assisted by Prof.
Dr. Enio R. Mueller.
Several sample entries
have been published on the web and more will be published as soon as
they become available. There is always room for improvement and
therefore users are invited to send their comments to the editor. If you
want to have a look at the entries that have been published so far