Is there a tanach which analyses each word of the text that one should not need to look up the dikduk in the concordance every time. I believe there is a non-Jewish one.

  • If the analysis that you're looking for is strictly grammatical, what difference does the publisher's religion make?? – Shimon bM May 19 '14 at 23:33
  • It doesnt but I would still prefer a Jewish one if it exists which I think it ought to. One should be learning chumash analysing each word. – preferred May 19 '14 at 23:42
  • What about the classical commentators? Between all of them they usually do a pretty exhaustive job. Try looking and the Torat Chaim Chumash put out by Mossad Harav Kook. Rav Hirsch's commentary may not be as extensive as you are looking for but it may be close – Jewels May 20 '14 at 8:11
  • @Jewels I am not looking for a commentary. Before one does that one has to know correct translation. That can only be acquired by using what has been given in the answer. – preferred May 20 '14 at 12:32
  • picture of page This is how the page should look like to be able to translate. once one knows the root one can always also check it in the concordance. – preferred May 20 '14 at 12:42

The only texts with which I'm familiar that do anything like this are Davidson's The Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon and the Old Testament Parsing Guide, by Beall, Smith and Banks. The first is structured more like a dictionary, while the second follows the verses in their literary order (as it is maintained in the Christian tradition - ie: concluding with Malachi). I know of no other text like it.

I should add that using any text of this nature can be risky. Grammatical analysis is hardly an "exact science", and there's a great deal of scope for varied opinion when it comes to parsing words. The best thing is always to consult lexicons, grammars and concordances, and to pay careful attention to mefarshim like Ibn Ezra and Radak. I don't think there's a shortcut, and even if there were it would just be one person's (or one committee's) opinion. But if you're learning to parse, a parsing guide like the one I mentioned can be a useful supplement, and is not influenced by the authors' theology.

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  • Thank you that is the kind of book I am looking for. I dont think that there can be anything wrong just because it is not from a Jewish source which I would have preferred. And that is really the only way to learn chumash and translate it correctly – preferred May 20 '14 at 4:42
  • beta.hebrewbooks.org/… is another text – preferred May 21 '14 at 9:28

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