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Dust · 9h ago

2 Chronicles 4

I keep working on Daniel in the background trying to become more familiar with the Aramaic turn of phrase. Meanwhile in 2 Chronicles... The same stems used elsewhere are applied to the capa...
Dust · 1d ago

Isaiah 10

The sequence in which I do these chapters is almost random now. I pick where there are holes to fill and from the top or from the bottom of the list left to do. It is curious that Isaiah 10 ...
Dust · 2d ago

Leviticus 6

Given that the prior post is mid-chapter depending on whether one is reading the English or the Hebrew, I have done the two in succession. Lifting high or exalting the fat after it has been...
Dust · 3d ago

Leviticus 5

I noted the use of join as in join house to house (נגע, also touch, contagion) in 2 Chronicles 3. Now I see that the exception named with respect to the squab of a dove is phrased three diff...
Dust · 4d ago

Midway between palindromes

A snippet of Psalm 19 from 2006 When you have 929 chapters to read from a distant time in a distant place in an unfamiliar culture, there are oddball milestones along the way every 99 chapt...
Dust · 5d ago

2 Chronicles 4

Verse 5, JB has festoons for שׁרשׁרה, a nice word that I won't use since this שׁרשׁרה is a word used of the creation of the vestments in Exodus 28 and I should gloss it the same, links, even...
Dust · 6d ago

Ezekiel 13

Fake news is not a new thing. This is a troublesome bit of puzzling. It seems to me that other translations are equally stumped, but they read so smoothly you wouldn't know it. נפשׁ occurs f...
Dust · 1w ago

Exodus 5

Egypt gets its act together here. The predicament of the exploited is summarized under verse 16, and the sin is your people. If only we could find Pharaoh today to talk to him so plainly. Bu...
Dust · 1w ago

Genesis 26

I think in my mind I have always downplayed Isaac. But here he is clearly a digger of wells, and that famous place Beersheva is simply Well Seven. Who knew? So how many Hittite wives did Es...
Dust · 1W ago

2 Chronicles 2

I watched an old version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by Le Carré the other day and a schoolboy reading the lesson from the King James Bible got stuck on the word shew. How much more should ...