The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew Revised (DCHR) is a complete revision, with over 100,000 improvements, of the original Dictionary of Classical Hebrew (1993–2016). It includes many new features, updating of texts and bibliographies.
It contains 6,300 Hebrew words not in the standard lexicon of BDB (c. 3,000 more than in DCH), and refers to many newly published texts, including 540 Dead Sea Scrolls and 4,000 ancient Hebrew inscriptions.
There are extended definitions of many terms (e.g. terms for harvesting, animals, plants) as well as loanwords newly noted such as borrowings into Hebrew from Akkadian and Egyptian.
New features include: a notation of 4,285 byforms (words with the same meaning and similar form) identified for the first time; 700 verbal nouns (nouns derived from a verb) with their own articles (not previously shown in Hebrew lexica), 330 denominative verbs (verbs derived from a noun), and the semantic field to which every word belongs (a totally new feature for Hebrew dictionaries).
The numbering of references to Dead Sea Scrolls texts now conforms to standard Discoveries in the Judaean Desert (DJD) system
For personal names, short forms, reverse and alternative forms are noted for the first time so c. 2,500 personal names are now included.
DCHR contains 35,000 emendations of biblical texts, eight times more than HALOT.
The first two volumes of DCHR are currently available to purchase. Volume 3 will be available later in 2023.
More details can be found by downloading the DCHR-A5-flyer.