A clear and concise work on the origins of Hebrew words and their sense development. Each of the c. 32,000 entries is first given in its Hebrew form, then translated into English and analyzed etymologically, using Latin transcription for all non-Latin scripts. This Etymological Dictionary of Biblical Hebrew is an indispensable source of biblical, Jewish, modern Hebrew and Near Eastern studies.
Ernest Klein, OC (1899 – 1983) was a Romanian-born Canadian linguist, author, and rabbi. He is the author of A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language for Readers of English, an English-language etymological dictionary of Hebrew to which he devoted the last ten years of his life.