Category Archives: Grammar

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Translations: Genesis 15:1-6

Just a reminder, this is largely a blog dedicated to learning to read and understand biblical Hebrew. So, these posts are intended to focus on the Hebrew, not the theology. However, sometimes theology cannot be avoided and the theology advanced … Continue reading

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Whose Righteousness – Abram’s or God’s?

Genesis 15:6 (NRS) And he believed the LORD; and the LORD reckoned it to him as righteousness. As translated by the RSV, this verse is grammatically incorrect. Correcting the English translation to correspond to the Hebrew וְהֶאֱמִן בַּיהוָה וַיַּחְשְׁבֶהָ לּוֹ … Continue reading

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Genesis 15:3 – Is Abram Frustrated, Angry, or Both?

I’ve posted my translation of Genesis 15:3 in the Verse Translations Forum (in the event you may want to post a question or make a comment). On the other hand, you can download the translation in PDF form. By way of … Continue reading

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The Image of God – Part I

Genesis 1:27 has confounded biblical scholars and theologians for millennia. Of course, as you might imagine, the debates over its meaning are legion. Of the numerous controversies, however, there are two that are interesting to me from a translation viewpoint … Continue reading

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