One of the advantages of helping sort donated books at Book Aid is that I can often find suitable material for digitisation. This very damaged copy of Benjamin Davidson’s Analytical Hebrew Lexicon would have gone into the recycling. Instead I have been able to disbind and scan it. This title is in the public domain.
The instruction of a competent living Teacher is doubtless the most efficient means of acquiring any Language. Supplied with such help, the Student requires little more than the subject at heart, attention, and perseverance. And there cannot be said to be any lack of Teachers of the Hebrew Language in England; for, besides the Universities and Colleges with their qualified Tutors, there are numerous private teachers of sufficient ability. Suitable Books too are abundant and accessible.
A practical difficulty, however, remains: Students can rarely secure the advantage of oral instruction long enough to obtain a complete knowledge of Hebrew; and those especially who seek to qualify themselves for the Ministry of the Word of God, too frequently find their College Terms expire without their having attained proficiency: for, unlike the Classics, the Hebrew language is ordinarily taken up during the busiest period of life…
Dr Dale Brueggemann contacted me recently to request that I make available key Biblical linguistics resources on my website in PDF. A great number of Greek & Hebrew lexicons and grammars are now out of copyright which still have value to Bible students and scholars. Dr David Instone-Brewer from Tyndale House has agreed to make available the language works that Tyndale House have digitised to form the start of what I am calling the Biblical Linguistics Digitisation Project. As my own knowledge of biblical language reference works is very limited I am very grateful to Dale and David for their expertise and advice when selecting material.
Here are the first volumes to be made available through this project. Note that due to the number of pages in each volume the file sizes are very large.