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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 ...

  • 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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    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 ...

  • Remark

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

  • "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 ...

  • 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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    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Genesis 3 : 4

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    And the serpent said to the woman, “You are not going to die, ...

  • Psalms 2 : 3

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    “Let us break the cords of their yoke,shake off their ropes from us!” ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Deuteronomy 5 : 5

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    I stood between the Lord and you at that time to convey the Lord‘s words to you, for you were afraid of the fire and did not go up the mount ...

  • A Lightning Rod Verse

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    Rashi and other commentators go crazy trying to interpret this verse. Is this verse talking about Noah or all the people in his generation? ...

  • Remark

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    Interesting to point out differences between Ten Commandments here and in Exodus. Besides for a few changes in certain places with wording, ...

  • Genesis 3 : 15

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    I will put enmityBetween you and the woman,And between your offspring and hers;They shall strike at your head,And you shall strike at their ...

  • 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. ...

  • Exodus 2 : 19

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    They answered, “An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds; he even drew water for us and watered the flock.” ...

  • 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 ...

  • The meaning of Tohu and Tehom

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    Is there any relationship in meaning between tohu (unformed) and tehom (deep)? I have heard it said that the deep in Genesis signifies primo ...

  • Remark

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    While there are many interpretations to this paradox, I just wanted to point out that this verse is the source for the idea that Adam & Eve ...

  • Genesis 1 : 2

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    the earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind from God sweeping over the water— ...