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Dust · 1d ago

Proverbs 29

These maxims sort out the language. Verse 12 is a tweetable proverb for our time: A governor pays attention to a false word. All his ministers are wicked. מֹ֭שֵׁל מַקְשִׁ֣יב עַל־דְּבַר־שָׁ֑...
Dust · 2d ago

Numbers 27

Forgive some odd spellings. I wish x were a more usable letter in English. It captures for me the guttural of ח in Hebrew. F too is not very useful (a פ without a dagesh). No`ah is not at ...
Dust · 3d ago

2 Chronicles 21

Jehoram consolidated his throne with the blood of his own kin. No rest in the music of verse 16. There are a number of idiomatic uses of day in this chapter. The word occurs 8 times, 3 in ve...
Dust · 4d ago

2 Chronicles 18

You will recognize most of this chapter from the previous post of 1 Kings 22. But there are a few minor differences. My automation achieved an 81% match. The little differences in spelling a...
Dust · 5d ago

1 Kings 22

Long chapter, wonder if we'll ever get out of Kings/Chronicles. Lots of minor issues too re my desire for 'concordance' and non-overlapping relations between Hebrew stems and English stems. ...
Dust · 1W ago

2 Chronicles 22

With a chapter from Kings one might expect a chapter of Chronicles to pop to the top of my list. And this short one did. A fascinating battle. The roles and actions of the women are key. ...
Dust · 1W ago

2 Kings 8

I could have been speaking to my shrink, and she said to me, Bob, where did you begin to go wrong that you wanted to change all the glosses in the English of the Hebrew Bible? And I answere...
Dust · 1W ago

Status of my reading project

This is translation and it teaches me myriad lessons about languages, but I still think of it as a 'reading' project. We are now at the significant milestone of 555 chapters (out of 929) an...
Dust · 1W ago

1 Samuel 7

I suppose The House of the Butting Lamb is a neighborhood pub in the Mizpah. 1 Samuel 7 Fn Min Max Syll וַיָּבֹ֜אוּ אַנְשֵׁ֣י ׀ קִרְיַ֣ת יְעָרִ֗ים וַֽיַּעֲלוּ֙ אֶת־אֲר֣וֹן יְהוָ֔ה וַיּ...
Dust · 1W ago

Joshua 20

A short chapter but not without difficulty. Repeats aspects of the establishment of the cities differentiated for asylum (קלט). The word is  not refuge, חסה, a stem rarely used in Torah but ...