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Hebrew & Semitic Studies selected online resources

Hebrew and Semitic Studies

Last updated August 2015

 

 

SUBSCRIPTION-BASED ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

Brill Encyclopedia of Hebrew language and linguistics
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The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day.
The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online features advanced search options, as well as extensive cross-references and full-text search functionality using the Hebrew character set. With over 850 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields.

Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation
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Search within ' Cambridge Companions Online' database for the individual book title. You can also retrieve specific titles in this series in iDiscover catalogue.

Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy
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Search within ' Cambridge Companions Online' database for the individual book title. You can also retrieve specific titles in this series in iDiscover catalogue.

Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy
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Search for the above title within The Cambridge Histories Online database. The database contains full-text searching of all Cambridge Histories, usually with up to a year delay after the print publication. You can search in all or within specific titles, and download individual chapters as needed. You can also retrieve indivigual titles through 'iDiscover' catalogue.

Cambridge History of Judaism
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Search for the above title within The Cambridge Histories Online database. The database contains full-text searching of all Cambridge Histories, usually with up to a year delay after the print publication. You can search in all or within specific titles, and download individual chapters as needed. You can also retrieve indivigual titles through 'iDiscover' catalogue.

Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Reference Library Online (Brill)
The Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library presents a complete Hebrew transcription and English translation of the Biblical texts, together with high-resolution images. The contents of this online publication is identical to that of the Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts CD-ROM, published by Brill and Brigham Young University but its interface is adapted to Brill's online platform for reference works.

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics
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Encyclopaedia Judaica
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Provides an overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple Period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from 'Kabbalah' to 'Americana', and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.

Responsa Project - global Jewish database
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The Bar Ilan Responsa Project is the world's largest electronic collection of Torah literature of its kind. It encompasses the best of the Jewish sources representing a period of over three thousand years of heritage and tradition. All texts are fully and professionally typed in, proofread and hyper-linked. The database includes the Bible and its principal commentaries, the Talmud Bavli and Talmud Yerushalmi with commentaries, Midrash, Zohar, Halachic Law (Rambam, Shulchan Aruch with commentaries), a large Responsa collection of questions and answers ('Shut' in Hebrew), the Talmudic Encyclopedia etc.

 

FREE INTERNET RESOURCES/REFERENCE TOOLS

Bible Society (Cambridge University Library)

The Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit

The Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts

Israel Server

Jewish date converter

Learn Hebrew Online

Mapping Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Empire

Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection (Cambridge University Library)

Web Torah Library