Resources for Biblical Hebrew
December 1, 2017
While working on my dissertation on Semitic morphosyntax ◊ that relies heavily on Biblical Hebrew samples, I wanted to have a copy of those at hand, accessible and easy to share digitally. At the address
I made available the text of the Westminster Leningrad Codex, Lemma and morphology data are licensed under CC4 Int. (credit the OSHB Project), the WLC text is in the Public Domain. benefitting from all the heavy-lifting done by David Troidl and Daniel Owens for the OSHB project.
The original texts are marked up in OSIS XML. This particular rendering only serves the particular needs of my research project, please consider using their original version.
A technical introduction: Hebrew Cantillation Marks And Their Encoding. Interpreting cantillation marks: Treatises on the Accentuation of the Books of the Old Testament by William Wickes: The twenty-one so-called Prose Books and The three so-called Poetical Books, Psalms, Proverbs, and Job This Verse engine highlights the syntactic structure with colored arcs based on the Masoretic cantillation markup.
This Lexicon engine groups lemmas by Strong number.
A full description (Github). It makes use of the Brown, Driver, Briggs lexicon and (by permission) of the Strong’s dictionary data from 2LetterLookup.
More on morphology: Morphology For the Masses by the Masses. Morphology codes, parsing principles.