What Are Some Parallel Hebrew and English Bibles?


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Parallel Hebrew-English Bibles include the Jewish Publication Society's Hebrew-English TANAKH: Student Edition, Zondervan's Interlinear NIV Hebrew-English Old Testament and Hendrickson Publishers's Parallel Bible: Hebrew-English Old Testament. There are also online resources offering parallel Hebrew-English text, such as Scripture4All.org and BibleHub.com.

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The Jewish Publication Society's TANAKH is the oldest Hebrew-English Bible, and its student edition includes a history of the field of Bible translation and information about new discoveries in ancient languages and cultures. Zondervan's Interlinear Bible uses the New International Version as the parallel English text. Hebrew-English Bibles are useful for pastors and students learning the original biblical languages. Much of the New Testament was originally written in Greek, so most Hebrew-English Bibles only include the Old Testament.

Online parallel Bibles are available for free and are relatively easy to navigate. Scripture 4 All, for example, allows users to click on a specific book and chapter for quick referencing. Below the Hebrew script is a literal translation of each word, while the complete English translation is viewable on the right side of the page. Users unfamiliar with Hebrew find online parallel Bibles useful for understanding the translation process and finding the nuanced meanings of phrases in the Bible's original language.

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