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by Kirk Lowery
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hebrew bible versification
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

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: 1082

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: 644

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: 644

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: 2865

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: 727

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: 727

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: 2865

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!
by Kirk Lowery
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Rejoined
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Re: Rejoined

Welcome back! Hope you enjoy the new format!

Blessings,
Kirk
by Kirk Lowery
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the WLC based on the BHS, or based on the LC?
Replies: 14
Views: 1802

Re: Is the WLC based on the BHS, or based on the LC?

Just a bit of history: the WLC text was originally created in the late 1980s, and it was indeed a transcription of BHS, since that was the only generally available text in those days. The LC facsimile (Eerdmans) didn't appear until 1993. BHS was an edited text, including line breaks for poetic text....

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