Hardback First Edition published by Eerdmans in 1999. Unclipped dust jacket in very good condition. Green cloth covered boards with gilt title on spine. Embossed stamp, with no colour, on title page. No inscriptions, very clean, tightly bound.
The intention of the writers is to concentrate on meaning starting from the more general, everyday senses and building to an understanding of theologically significant concepts. The lexical work includes detailed surveys of a word's occurrence, not only in biblical material but also in other Near eastern writings. Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Ethiopic, Ugaritic and Northwest Semitic sources are surveyed, among others, as well as the Quran texts and the Septuagint.