I am a beginner in Hebrew and so please forgive me if my question shows profound ignorance.

I would like to pull up or list verses in the Tanakh based on them having a particular vocabulary word in it. So if I am memorizing the word ראש, it should include Bereshit 1:1 because of בְּרֵאשִׁית.

I want to read the word I am interested in in various contexts.

Is there such of a resource either in either book or electronic form? I am not interested in Christian sources such as Strong's Concordance which are based on the English translation.

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    The Even Shoshan Concordance might be worth a look.
    – rosends
    Commented Jun 26, 2017 at 23:04
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    An additional resource for you might be אמרי מדריך (Imrei Madrich), a Chumash, which highlights the shoresh (root) within every word in the Torah.
    – ezra
    Commented Jun 26, 2017 at 23:56
  • @ezra I looked at a sample page. I'm not completely following its method. At any rate, I think this an answer to the OP's question, so why not post that along with a brief explanation of how their method works and why you recommend it.
    – DanF
    Commented Jun 27, 2017 at 2:48
  • I have purchased both the Even Shoshan and the Imrei Madrich. The Imrei looks to be an excellent resource as well to identify the Shoresh. Thank you both for your suggestions.
    – Bookaholic
    Commented Jun 27, 2017 at 5:46
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    @ezra Do you know of a resource that does the same as the Imrei Madrich for the entire Tanakh?
    – Bookaholic
    Commented Jun 27, 2017 at 6:15

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Sefaria has recently updated their search engine to do this. By default, “exact match” is turned off, so ראש will also match בראשית. Just make sure to filter it to just תנ״ך, and turn off the various תרגומים while you’re at it. It’s not perfect, though: the word קו, with some prefix or suffix, appears 16 times in Tanach, but their search engine returns just 10 of them.


Here is a link to an electronic source that gives you the roots that is based off Imrei Madrich and other various sources. App with Hebrew Roots

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    I got scared for a minute. I thought this was related to the Hebrew Roots Movement there for a second, but then I realized what they were really talking about... :P
    – ezra
    Commented Jun 28, 2017 at 15:24
  • Thank you for the link. I have downloaded stuff of Amazon thinking it Judaica and have found, upon using it, to be Messianic. This does look good though.
    – Bookaholic
    Commented Jun 29, 2017 at 5:06
  • Is there an iOS version?
    – DonielF
    Commented Jun 29, 2017 at 14:13

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