Category Archives: Translation

The post or page contains a discussion of how biblical Hebrew is translated or the content of the post or page depends on the correct translation of a biblical word or text.

A Still Small Voice?

In 1 Kings 19:12, the story of the mighty Yahweh speaking to His prophet Elijah in a “still small voice” in the aftermath of a great storm has stirred the imaginations of squishy clergy of all traditions. Much has been … Continue reading

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The Biblical Basis for Marriage

Over at my other blog (Thus Said the LORD), I’ve posted my latest article titled The Biblical Basis For Marriage. Quite apart from the theology, the appendix has the details behind the translation of Genesis 1:26-27. Just download (or read … Continue reading

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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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