Monday, February 27, 2006

ISV: Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek


I was just perusing the webpages of the International Standard Version and was somewhat surprised by the statements below. Does anyone know any more about these critical editions of the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek texts of the Bible? What is being produced and when might it appear?

'The ISV Foundation undertakes to produce accurate biblical materials both in printed and electronic formats for use around the world. Projects that are currently being developed include:

  • A computer network based on biblical texts located in different countries
  • Critical editions of the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts of the Bible
  • Translations from the various texts of the Old and New Testaments
  • Bible related computer software
  • Critical textual commentaries on the Old and New Testaments'


  1. I know that Dave Black is an editor ... you could email him. See

  2. Hello, a lay person here. I am very greatful for sources online like searchgodsword, blogs like these popping up, etc., and have tried to search for similar online resources of Jewish commentary on Old Testament. What I have found so far is either difficult to search, without full commentary or no search at all, straight Talmud(which is difficult reading conceptually at best for me), etc.

    Can anyone here give any references whether online or offline for a rich version of Jewish commentary?


  3. There are various resources for getting the Talmud online:

    I'd suggest that you get a general introduction to the Talmud and then start reading bits. You might find it better to start with just reading the Mishnah.

    In addition, many OT books—the Pentateuch or Samuel, Esther, Ecclesiastes and some others—have a Midrash or more on them.

    You might want to have a look at the presentation of them in Louis Ginzberg, Legends of the Jews. See: