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I have just come from a lovely talk at the Synagogue on Arabic influences in modern Hebrew. It occurred to me that hearing such nuance in modern borrowings is something we know, but how do w...
You can be sure I might have noted this similarity some time during the past 50 years, but like most things that I watch on TV, I had forgotten. So Isaiah 36 was 92% complete after I did 2 K...
2 Kings 18
It may be that I am letting the word sequences take me by similarities around the newspapers of the complex generations of conflict, deportation, and exile in Judah and Israel with Assyria (...
I thought I would have a respite and do a bit of Proverbs. But I picked a chapter that had another 10 missing verses in my data. So for the second time in a few months, puzzle pieces have be...
1 Chronicles 17
Once 2 Samuel 7 was done, this chapter appeared as 74% guessed by pairs of words or better. So here it is, but there are little differences in many verses, sometimes a word change or a word ...
2 Samuel 7
Whew, a rest from Jeremiah. Some styles lend themselves to easier translation than others. Also some word usage seems to just happen, while others must be struggled with. Tim has a post on G...
There are confusing sequences in this chapter, some corrected by other translations like JB. It's possible to conjecture adjustments from the conflicts implied. Jeremiah 29 Fn Min Max S...
Jeremiah 37 Fn Min Max Syll וַיִּ֨מְלָךְ־מֶ֔לֶךְ צִדְקִיָּ֖הוּ בֶּן־יֹֽאשִׁיָּ֑הוּ תַּ֗חַת כָּנְיָ֙הוּ֙ בֶּן־יְה֣וֹיָקִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר הִמְלִ֛יךְ נְבוּכַדְרֶאצַּ֥ר מֶֽלֶךְ־בָּבֶ֖ל בְּאֶ֥רֶץ ...
Joshua 4 has a corporate reality to each band (or sceptre, שׁבט, if you prefer) within Israel. (I don't use tribe since I have already used the word repeatedly for another stem.) Each man f...
This chapter had a number of surprises for me. This is the entry to the land, when the manna ceases, where Gilgal, the hillock of foreskins is created. The scene is not like a hospital. Ther...
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