Holy Language Press

Get closer to Yeshua through Hebrew & historic Messianic Judaism

Holy Language Institute is dedicated to publishing books that will help you get closer to Yeshua through the Hebrew language and historic Messianic Judaism. 

Most of these rare works have been out-of-print for years, even centuries. The scan quality isn't always perfect but we print the best versions available, in enlarged print sizes, at the lowest price possible. 

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☙ ENGLISH NEW TESTAMENT ❧

Yeshua First-Person

Literal translation of the Gospels but phrased in the first-person, with first-century Hebrew/Aramaic, so you can hear Yeshua's voice speaking right to you. See yeshuafirstperson.com for Glossary, 365 readings, etc.

Jesus First-Person

Same translation as Yeshua First-Person but uses traditional English names and words. Usually better for Christians and non-Hebrew learners. See jesusfirstperson.com for 365 readings, etc.

Authentic New Testament

Translated by a Jewish believer in Yeshua and first published in 1955, the ANT was history's first Messianic Jewish New Testament. The translation style is smooth and concise, and both the word-choices and notes reflect Jewish sensitivities and scholarship. Due to the author's later apostasy this version was largely forgotten. The abridged version removes liberal introductory material and retains the translation and notes only. High-quality scan of out-of-print original. 6 x 9 paperback. 423/476 pages.

HEBREW NEW TESTAMENT

Delitzsch Hebrew NT

The gold standard of Biblical Hebrew New Testaments. High-quality scan of 11th Edition, published in 1892 (Ebook is digital, not a scan.) Enlarged print 8.27 x 11.69 paperback. 473 pages. 

Delitzsch Hebrew Gospels

Hebrew Gospels on right-hand page listing changes from all twelve editions on left. Followed by a history of the Delitzsch Hebrew NT, in French (Google-translatable OCR scan in PDF collection.) High-quality scan of rare out-of-print original, edited by Jean Carmignac. Enlarged print 8.5 x 11 paperback. 475 pages. 

Salkinson Hebrew NT

Flowing, poetic version of the Delitzsch NT using only Biblical Hebrew words. Translation by Isaac Salkinson, finished by C. D. Ginsburg. High-quality scan of original, first published in 1885. (Ebook is digital, not a scan.) Enlarged print 8.27 x 11.69 paperback. 519 pages.

Margoliouth Cantillated NT

The only Hebrew New Testament with cantillation marks (also called accents, trope in Yiddish, and ta'amim in Hebrew) so you can chant or lein it to traditional synagogue melodies. High-quality scan of the original, first published in 1866. (Ebook is digital not a scan.) Enlarged print 8.5 x 11 paperback. 537 pages.

Greenfield Hebrew NT

The best Hebrew New Testament before Delitzsch. Based on a manuscript from a mysterious Austrian Jew, this translation was edited by linguistic savante William Greenfield with contributions from Gesenius, published several times in the 1830s/40s, and went out of print after 1880. This book is a high-quality scan of the final 1880 edition. Enlarged print 8.27 x 11.69. 407 pages.

Greenfield Hebrew Gospels

Greenfield's Hebrew version of the Gospels preceded by his biography and a history of Hebrew New Testament translations, written in French (Google-translatable OCR scan in PDF collection.) High-quality scan of rare out-of-print original, by Jean Carmignac. Enlarged print 8.27 x 11.69. 119 pages.

Hutter Hebrew Gospels

The first printed Hebrew New Testament, translated by Elias Hutter for his Polyglott Bible, first published in 1599. Koine Greek on right, Hebrew translation in center, Aramaic Peshitta transliterated into Hebrew letters on left. High-quality scan of rare out-of-print original. Volume 1: Gospels & Acts. Enlarged print 8.27 x 11.69 paperback. 713 pages.

Hutter Hebrew Epistles

The first Hebrew New Testament, translated by Elias Hutter for his Polyglott Bible, first published in 1599. Koine Greek on right, Hebrew translation in center, Aramaic Peshitta transliterated into Hebrew letters on left. High-quality scan of rare out-of-print original. Volume 2: Epistles & Revelation. Enlarged print 8.27 x 11.69 paperback. 524 pages.

Peshitta Aramaic NT

Peshitta Aramaic/Syriac NT written in Hebrew letters with Latin translation and notes. Prints don't include 2/3 John and Revelation but ebook does. High-quality scan of original by Immanuel Tremellius, first published in 1569. (Ebook is digital, not a scan.) Enlarged print 8.27 x 11.69 paperback. 684 pages.

☙ BIBLICAL ❧

Ginsburg Massoretic Bible

C. D. Ginsburg's Massoretic text of the Tanach in three volumes. High-quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1894. Enlarged print 8.27 x 11.69 paperback. 394, 736, 689 pages.

Introduction to Massoretic Bible

C. D. Ginsburg's history and detailed overview of the Massoretic text of the Hebrew Bible. High-quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1897. Enlarged print 8.27 x 11.69 paperback. 478, 566 pages.

Massoretic Notes & History

C. D. Ginsburg's work on Jacob Ben-Chaim's Introduction to the Rabbinic Bible and Elias Levita's Massoretic Notes: original Hebrew and English translation with notes and historical introductions. High-quality scan of out-of-print originals, first published in 1867. 6 x 9. 439 pages.

Maccabees: Study Edition

Celebrate Chanukah but never read the story? Literal English translation with notes, historical introduction, chronologies, genealogies, and index. High-quality scan of original by Henry Cotton, first published in 1832. 6 x 9. 498 pages. 

Maccabees: Reader's Edition

Literal but simple easy-reading English translation, formatted with chapter and verse, presented as an epic adventure novel. 6 x 9. 173 pages.

RABBINIC ❧

Midrash Rabbah (English)

The original Jewish Bible commentary, minus legal content in the Mishnah below. English translation with notes and introductions. High-quality scans of out-of-print originals by Soncino Press, first published in 1939. 6 x 9 paperbacks. Books $20, PDFs $5.

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Mishnah (Hebrew/English)

The original Torah commentary. Vowel-pointed Hebrew text with English translation, accompanied by introductions and extensive notes. High-quality scans of out-of-print originals by Philip Blackman. Large print 8.27 x 11.69 paperbacks. Books $33, PDFs $7. This is the text used in Mishnah Snapshots.

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Digital Mishnah (Hebrew/English)

Vowel-pointed Hebrew text accompanied by Bartenura commentary in non-vowelized Hebrew, both with modern English translation. Ebook format. $5.

Danby Mishnah (English)

Modern English translation of the complete Mishnah, with detailed notes. High-quality scan of original by Herbert Danby, first published in 1933. Due to 800-page limit the Introduction and Appendixes aren't included in paperback but they can be viewed in the PDF which which is also in Resources under 'Reference'. Large print 8.27 x 11.69. 799 pages.

Mishnah Illustrates Gospels

First published as 'The Mishna As Illustrating The Gospels' by William Henry Bennett in 1884. High-quality scan of out-of-print original. 6 x 9. 120 pages.

Christianity in Talmud & Midrash

Everything written about Yeshua and his followers in early Jewish literature: original Hebrew, translation, historical analysis. High quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1903 by R. Travers Herford.  6 x 9. 460 pages.

HISTORY

Franz Delitzsch Anthology

Collection of all the early English writings by and about Professor Franz Delitzsch available, including many hard-to-find pieces: short autobiography, articles about his NT, official biography, tributes from great scholars, interspersed with rare photographs. High-quality scans of rare out-of-print originals. Enlarged print 7 x 10 paperback. 253 pages.

Isaac Salkinson Anthology

All the early biographical material about Isaac Salkinson available: short autobiography, backstory to his Hebrew New Testament, ministry updates and personal letters, his only known photograph, and a handwritten copy of his Hebrew translation of 1 Corinthians 13. High-quality scans of rare out-of-print originals. 7 x 10. 56 pages.

William Greenfield Anthology

All the early sources available about William Greenfield, translator of the best Hebrew New Testament before Delitzsch: biography, translation review, personal correspondence, funeral tribute, and more. High-quality scans of rare out-of-print originals. Enlarged print 8.5 x 11. 87 pages.

History of Jewish Christianity

The history of Messianic Judaism, from earliest beginnings to rebirth in the early 1900s. High-quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1936. By the author of history's first Messianic Jewish translation of the NT, see 'Authentic New Testament' above. Enlarged print 8.5 x 11 paperback. 133 pages. 

Some Jewish Witnesses

Rich historical source telling the gripping stories of hundreds of Jewish followers of Yeshua, from the first to the twentieth century. High-quality scan of out-of-print original, originally published in 1909. (E-book is digital, not a scan.) Enlarged print 6 x 9 paperback. 534 pages.

Eminent Hebrew Christians

Originally published as 'Eminent Hebrew Christians of the Nineteenth Century' by Louis Meir, with Introduction by Editor David Rausch. Biographies and rare photos of dozens of important Jewish believers in Yeshua from the 1800s. 6 x 9 paperback. 185 pages. 

John Wilkinson: Biography

The inspiring story of the man who dedicated his life to putting the Hebrew/Yiddish story of Yeshua into the hands of every Jewish person in the world. High-quality scans of out-of-print originals, first published in 1908 and 1896. 6 x 9 paperback. 417 pages. 

F. C. Ewald: Journal

Rich historical source picturing Jewish-Christian relations in the mid-1800s. High-quality scan of out-of-print original second edition by Ferdinand Christian Ewald, first published in 1846. 6 x 9 paperback. 289 pages. 

Joseph Samuel Frey: Memoirs

The story of the father of the Hebrew Christian movement and founder of the London Society, which published the first Hebrew New Testament in modern times. High-quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1815. 5 x 8 paperback. 216 pages. 

THEOLOGY

Israel My Glory

Powerful arguments on behalf of the Jewish people from the man who put more than half a million Hebrew/Yiddish New Testaments in their hands (see biography above.) High-quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1894. 6 x 9 paperback. 337 pages. 

Controversy of Zion

The first argument for Messianic Judaism in modern times. High-quality scan of out-of-print originals 'The Controversy of Zion' and 'The Faithful Missionary', first published in 1845 and 1842. 6 x 9 paperback. 131 pages. 

Joseph and Benjamin

The sermons of the father of Hebrew Christianity, formatted as letters to his brother Benjamin, published in two volumes. High-quality scan of out-of-print original fifth edition, published in 1837. 6 x 9 paperback. 410 and 401 pages. 

Judah and Israel

Arguments for outreach to the Jewish people and the literal restoration of national Israel, from the grandfather of the modern Messianic Jewish movement. High-quality scan of out-of-print original fourth edition, published in 1841. 'Essays on the Passover' appended. 6 x 9 paperback. 360 pages. 

HEBREW DICTIONARIES ❧

Langenscheidt Dictionary

Handy little dictionary with every word and name in the Hebrew Bible. High-quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1905. Enlarged print 5 x 8 paperback. 395 pages. 

Harkavy Dictionary

The best Biblical Hebrew dictionary, giving each meaning of a word with examples from the text. High-quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1914. 6 x 9 paperback. 790 pages. 

Gesenius Complete Lexicon

Detailed dictionary with word origins and connections to other Semitic languages. High-quality scans of out-of-print originals, published in 1882. Enlarged print 8.27 x 11.69 paperbacks. Two volumes, 643 and 525 pages.

Gesenius Abridged Lexicon

Abridged version of Gesenius, also incorporating the work of Julius Furst and others. High-quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1872. 6 x 9 paperback. 710 pages.

 Gesenius English-Hebrew Dictionary

Goes English to Hebrew instead of how most dictionaries go Hebrew to English. High-quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1877. 6 x 9 paperback. 208 pages.

Jastrow Talmudic Hebrew Dictionary

Comprehensive dictionary of Hebrew/Aramaic from the 1000 years after the Tanach was written. High-quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1903. Enlarged print 8.27 x 11.69 paperback. Volumes 1 to 3: 698, 573, 482 pages. Books $33, PDF $15.

Frequent Hebrew Words

Handy lists of the most frequently used words in the Hebrew Bible. High-quality scan of out-of-print original Eighth Edition, first published in 1906 by William Harper. 6 x 9 paperback. 178 pages.

HEBREW GRAMMARS ❧

Essentials of Biblical Hebrew

One of the best Hebrew Grammars; used in the Hebrew Quest course. High-quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1938 by Kyle Yates. 6 x 9 paperback. 220 pages.

Mishnaic Hebrew Grammar

Grammar of Hebrew as used in the first and second centuries. High-quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1927 by Moses Hirsh Segal. 6 x 9 paperback. 287 pages.

HEBREW HISTORY

Antiquity of the Hebrew Language

A history of Hebrew with its vowel-points and cantillation marks, by Dr. John Gill - one one history's greatest Christian Hebraists and Bible commentors. High-quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1767. (Enlarged print 6 x 9 paperback. 325 pages.

History of the Hebrew Text

Detailed overview of the four-thousand year history of the Hebrew Bible. With lots of pictures! High-quality scan of out-of-print original, first published in 1907. 6 x 9 paperback. 184 pages.