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  • My cup runneth over

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    I have to say, as much as I enjoy the JPS Tankakh, the phrase "my drink is abundant" sounds a bit pedestrian compared to the King James Bibl ...

  • Psalms 23 : 5

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    You spread a table for me in full view of my enemies;You anoint my head with oil;my drink is abundant. ...

  • Using the Bible for moral justifications

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    Here's a great example of an ancient Biblical practice that not only seems barbaric but is just wrong! This shows people can use any excerp ...

  • Tohu vabohu

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    Most English translations lose the poetic feel of passages like this. The excellent English translation of the Torah by Everett Fox (The Fi ...

  • Remark

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    In fact, listen to the audio Bible here! ...

  • Validated by Archeology

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    Recent excavations have discovered an ancient clay bulla with Hebrew script that reads "Gedaliah ben Pashur." Ben Pashur's name appears in t ...

  • Bring back Tagged Tanakh!

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    This used to be a GREAT resource for people (Jews and non-Jews) to read and comment on the JPS Tanakh. But sometime around 2011 or 2012, it ...

  • Oh My G-d! What's Your Name?

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    Bible critics love to point out inconsistencies in diction (for example, the names of G-d) between chapters of the Torah, claiming that the ...

  • The Akeda

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    If I were to count down the greatest hits of the Jewish Bible, I believe that the story of the binding of Isaac would be number 1! Not only ...

  • Gender in NJPS

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    Lemma in Hebrew transliteration miryam ha-neviyah Lemma Miriam the prophetess Critique of social-gender ascription Translations of the Bible ...

  • Esther 2 : 7

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    He was foster father to Hadassah—that is, Esther—his uncle’s daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. The maiden was shapely and bea ...

  • Remark

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    Richard Elliott Friedman and the Stone Edition Tanakh both have: "In the beginning of God's creating..." Friedman says, "skies and the eart ...

  • Uncle, lover, cousin or what?

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    The Hebrew in this verse literally says "daughter of his uncle." So doesn't that make Esther and Mordechai cousins? I believe that it is ...

  • Genesis 1 : 1

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    When God began to create heaven and earth— ...

  • In the Beginning G-d Created...Grammar Mistakes?

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    Sure enough, the first phrase of the Bible is grammatically incorrect, or at least it is according to most translations of the opening chapt ...

  • Jeremiah 38 : 1

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    Shephatiah son of Mattan, Gedaliah son of Pashhur, Jucal son of Shelemiah, and Pashhur son of Malchiah heard what Jeremiah was saying to all ...

  • Lamentations 2 : 10

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    Silent sit on the groundThe elders of Fair Zion;They have strewn dust on their headsAnd girded themselves with sackcloth;The maidens of Jeru ...

  • Interesting Start

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    Kinda gets straight into it - no "Introduction" or anything. I like it. ...

  • A Tisha B'Av Custom Uncovered

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    Lamentations is traditionally read in synagogues while sitting on the ground. Seems like the Rabbis got the idea from Lamentations itself. ...

  • Don't make fun of bald people

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    I can't help it...I love this little story! This is one they never tell the little kids. It's more violent than any of the Grimm's fairy t ...

  • Remark

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    Some people think that the word used is an ancient term for cypress wood or a technical term for wood used in marine applications. Many Eng ...

  • Deuteronomy 17 : 18

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    When he is seated on his royal throne, he shall have a copy of this Teaching written for him on a scroll by the levitical priests. ...

  • Remark

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    Well, there could be some development of the Tagged Tanakh in the future. A rep from JPS informed me that JPS handed over the Tagged Tanakh ...

  • Remark

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    The Message, a paraphrase that quite often misfires, actually has a really nice rendering here: "my cup brims with blessing..." That is not ...

  • Remark

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    It's a matter of English grammar. The hebrew singular pronoun refers to the word "zera," seed or progeny. JPS uses the word offspring, whi ...