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  • Yoke translation

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    The Hebrew text I have says something like "Let us break the bands asunder" with the same word for "break" mentioned twice. However the add ...

  • Translation suggestion; Plain sense

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    Lemma They answered Analysis The Hebrew verb is plural and the direct speech comprises a sequence of notices. Arguably, the daughters’ answe ...

  • 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 ...

  • Remark

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    By definition, the Hebrew grammar of the Hebrew Bible is correct, although it might not be the same as modern Hebrew grammar. The problem is ...

  • Translation

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    I was looking at the Hebrew of this passage...so why are they translating this "They" when clearly in the Hebrew text, it is a singular pron ...

  • Remark

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    Very good point. The NET Bible (a Christian translation, incidentally), avoids the singular pronoun, translating the passage, "...her offsp ...

  • Remark

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • "C'mon! You're not gonna DIE!"

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    I've always loved William Tyndale's rendering of this snarky comment from the serpent. Tyndale has the serpent say, "Tush, ye shall not die ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Remark

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    This is a [potential] flaw the NJPS translation. Nowhere in the Hebrew verse is the word "kol", "all"/"every" used in regard to land animal ...

  • 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 ...

  • Remark

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    While the translation of "ish" as "one" does indeed retain the 'non-specificity and indefiniteness' of the term, it stifles the exegesis of ...

  • Genesis 1 : 1

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

  • Remark

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    P.S. Robert Alter's version is interesting as well: "When God began to create heaven and earth, and the earth then was welter and waste and ...

  • Remark

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    I really like Everett Fox's opening of Genesis a lot. I especially like "when the earth was wild and waste": it's a good attempt at retaini ...

  • 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. ...