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1917 Masoretic Tanakh

Post by Annie on Wed Dec 18 2013, 19:15



Sacred texts are not cheap. This one is free, offered by the Jewish Publication Society. You can obtain the pdf file by registering your email addy for the JPS newsletter. It's history is interesting, too:

In the early nineteenth century, most American Jews couldn’t read the Bible because they were not literate in Hebrew and an adequate English translation didn’t exist. Isaac Leeser’s The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures, published in 1854, attempted to fill this need. And it did, more or less, for many years. But Jewish interest in the Bible grew and a more discriminating audience found Leeser’s translation inadequate; it was antiquated and filled with many errors. At its second biennial convention in 1892, The Jewish Publication Society, just four years old, decided that its highest priority was to produce for American Jews “a new and popular English rendition” of the Bible.

Read more and obtain your copy here:

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Re: 1917 Masoretic Tanakh

Post by Tryphena on Wed Dec 18 2013, 23:38

I'm in! Thanks Annie.
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Re: 1917 Masoretic Tanakh

Post by Tryphosa on Thu Dec 19 2013, 11:11

 hhmmm, looks interesting, thanks Annie!
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Post by Annie on Thu Dec 19 2013, 13:53

Glad it sparked your interest, gals!    Please Enjoy!
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Re: 1917 Masoretic Tanakh

Post by Askakido on Thu Jan 23 2014, 19:05

Just a note, if one has installed the eSword computer Bible from www.e-sword.net on can then download a module into it from there of the JPS work... at least their English JPS translation.

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Re: 1917 Masoretic Tanakh

Post by Askakido on Thu Jan 23 2014, 19:11

And yes, thankyou, Anne for making our group here aware of the JPS.  One should note that if one wants a copy of the usual Masoretic Hebrew text, one can be had as HOT or HOT+ as a module in e-Sword as well.  The HOT+ is linked to Strong's concordance and lexicon.

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Re: 1917 Masoretic Tanakh

Post by Annie on Thu Jan 23 2014, 19:27

Well, by golly, sure 'nuff Askakido.  I actually have these installed on esword, at your recommendation awhile ago...

Thanks, Aska!

  

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