What is BDB and what makes it unique? Since first published in the early part of the twentieth century, BDB has been considered the finest and most comprehensive Hebrew lexicon available to the English-speaking student. Based on the decisive work in Hebrew lexicography, Gesenius' Thesaurus , this lexicon offers the reader short English definitions, it relates each word to its Old Testament usage and categorizes its nuances of meaning. BDB exhaustively covers the Old Testament Hebrew words, organizing them according to stem (or “root”) and listing them alphabetically from simple to complex forms. It is very well known for its unparalleled use of cognate languages and the wealth of background sources consulted and quoted.
Now, PC Study Bible opens an entirely new world of study for the serious student of Hebrew. We have linked the entries in BDB to Strong's numbers, allowing even those who do not know Hebrew ready access to this invaluable resource. Imagine simply cycling through the Hebrew lexicons ( Strong's, BDB, TWOT ) to compare how each analyzes the original word. For each reference in BDB to a Bible passage, simply click on the imbedding and view how it is used in your favorite translation! Cryptic abbreviations in the original text can be deciphered with the click of a mouse. Never before has this level of expert knowledge of advanced scholarship been so accessible to the ordinary reader! We have designed it to help you understand the original text of the Bible with greater ease, without sacrificing an ounce of quality.