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revised Synthesizing Differing Translations of Proverbs 18:24
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Aug
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comment Should 1 Kings 19:3 read that Elijah “saw” or “was afraid”?
Are you suggesting that the author intended ambiguity, or that the question cannot be answered?
Jul
28
revised Who are eunuchs of their mother's womb?
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Jul
15
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Jul
15
reviewed Close How many people were killed by violence in the old testament?
Jul
15
reviewed Reviewed Is the REB translation of Ex 11:1, comparing to a rejected bride, supported in the original language?
Jul
15
reviewed Satisfactory Are men (brethren) really men or are they human?
Jul
15
reviewed Satisfactory Is Paul speaking with sarcasm in Acts 24:21?
Jul
15
reviewed Satisfactory What analogy is Joel using to compare God's spirit to?
Jul
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reviewed Satisfactory Why is Jer 10:11 written in Aramaic?
Jul
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reviewed Excellent What does Azazel mean in Leviticus 16:8?
Jun
23
revised Who were the Pharisees?
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Jun
20
answered Who were the Pharisees?
May
31
comment Synthesizing Differing Translations of Proverbs 18:24
BTW, the JPS seems to translate “אִישׁ רֵעִים” (ish re‘im) as if it read “יֵשׁ רֵעִים” (yesh re‘im). Perhaps it would be better translated, “A man [with] friends will come to harm, but….” Needs more research.
May
31
comment Synthesizing Differing Translations of Proverbs 18:24
@NoamSienna, good point on the pronunciation. I still need to indicate diaeresis on the last vowel; l’hithro‘eä‘, perhaps?
May
20
comment How can we determine when an image is a symbol?
@MatthewMiller, I didn’t think you’d meant that; I used that as an example of a clearly invalid reading.
May
20
revised How can we determine when an image is a symbol?
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May
20
comment How can we determine when an image is a symbol?
As an aside, rule #3 would tend to exclude most Christological readings of the Hebrew Bible [“Old Testament”]; Rabbi Hirsch would consider this a feature of his system, not a flaw.
May
20
answered How can we determine when an image is a symbol?
May
20
answered Is Leviticus 12 saying that giving birth to a child is a sin?