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by Kirk Lowery
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Webb Mealy saying hello
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Webb Mealy saying hello

Dear Webb,

Welcome! We're always glad for questions.

Just a note that forum policy is that we sign all of our posts with our first and last (family) name. You can just put it in your signature like mine is below and forget about it.

Blessings,
Kirk
by Kirk Lowery
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hebrew bible versification
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Hebrew bible versification

Yes, it's very complex. The Leningrad Codex is different not just from Aleppo, but from classic rabbinic manuscripts and early printed editions. Most of these differences have been noted, but not all in one place. :-(
by Kirk Lowery
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hebrew bible versification
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Hebrew bible versification

For a Hebrew-only site like tanach.us, I see no reason to add the alternate versification except as a crutch for those who have no knowledge of Hebrew. And for b-hebrew, one should always use the Jewish versification when citing the Hebrew text, and only use the alternate versification if citing a a...
by Kirk Lowery
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hebrew bible versification
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Hebrew bible versification

Chris, It's complicated. ;-) The simplest (and inaccurate) answer is that the versification of the Hebrew Bible is according to Jewish canonical tradition, and modern translations often (although not entirely) follow a Christian canonical tradition, with the classic manifestation being the Vulgate. ...
by Kirk Lowery
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why does the WLC have no meteg marks?
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Why does the WLC have no meteg marks?

There are rules for accentuating the text. Just like there are differences in the consonants and vowels of manuscripts, there are also variants in the manuscripts. When reading printed editions one has to remember that editors have made judgments about ambiguities or "corrected" scribal &q...
by Kirk Lowery
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why does the WLC have no meteg marks?
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Why does the WLC have no meteg marks?

Ralph,

Do you have a specific place in the text where you think there should be a meteg and it is absent? Just as a random example, I was reading in Qoh 1 and saw זוֹרֵ֥חַֽ in verse 5, third word from the end.
by Kirk Lowery
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: translation of Daniel 9:26
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: translation of Daniel 9:26

Jonathan,

Could you give us a more complete URL for that article? I looked at the site and it wasn't clear where I could find it...

Thanks!

Kirk
by Kirk Lowery
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unicode/XML Westminister Leningrad Codex - Now delivered by https
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Unicode/XML Westminister Leningrad Codex - Now delivered by https

Works just fine from Chrome on Ubuntu 17.04, including the redirect to https from http!
by Kirk Lowery
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unicode/XML Westminister Leningrad Codex - Now delivered by https
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Unicode/XML Westminister Leningrad Codex - Now delivered by https

Chris,

Thanks for your hard work and for providing this essential service!
by Kirk Lowery
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: translation of Daniel 9:26
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: translation of Daniel 9:26

Gentlemen,

We've wandered from the original question of translation. Please bring the discussion back to Hebrew language concerns about the text.

Thanks!

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