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Dust · 5h ago

Exodus 19

When is הר a hill and when is it a mountain? (Whenever the reader decides). We have a hill nearby called Mount Tolmie (120 m) and another called Mount Doug (228 m). They are small actually, ...
Dust · 1d ago

Isaiah 61

A short chapter. I wonder how this was near the bottom of my list. The words were recognized by the automation only one at a time. So Isaiah is a unique voice. He does not have phrases that ...
Dust · 2d ago

Numbers 11

This is a complex interweave of several stories that I remember as discrete. But they are all together here: the manna and the nature of its preparation, Moses pain in childbirth, the quail ...
Dust · 3d ago

2 Kings 12

I have some trouble here with the cool word, Chazzaq! חזק. This is an exclamation, the expression one finds in TNK at the end of a book. It is the cri de joie of the copyist as he counts wor...
Dust · 4d ago

Deuteronomy 15

This chapter has several implications for personal generosity and the responsibility of stepping up to the cost. Deuteronomy 15 Fn Min Max Syll מִקֵּ֥ץ שֶֽׁבַע־שָׁנִ֖ים תַּעֲשֶׂ֥ה שְׁ...
Dust · 1w ago

Deuteronomy 12

This is the first chapter I have done which contains the specific command to abstain from eating blood. It is not the life חיה that is in the body, but the soul נפשׁ, so why does the traditi...
Dust · 1w ago

Deuteronomy 28

I did this chapter early in the process in several sections. It is formative as a summary of Deuteronomy. It is also the ground of the critique of Deuteronomy that is the book of Job. It sur...
Dust · 1W ago

Proverbs 5

I always remember my affection for the first 8 chapters of Proverbs, but I did not understand them. Addressed to the son in traditional translations, and no doubt they were addressed to sons...
Dust · 1W ago

Nehemiah 1

Another short chapter before exiting to the opera workshop for a student performance of the Marriage of Figaro. Marriage is a timeless image. Here we have had a divorce. Temporary, we hope. ...
Dust · 1W ago

Exodus 11

There's nothing quite like starting a story in the 10th frame of the sketch. How did I get here? I've been busy and I decided to do a short chapter. The story of the escape from Egypt is int...