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Old 02-25-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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This was the first time I've heard of gender swapping.

As far as the other books, I knew they existed but I've never read any of them.
But as you can see from the link it did happen. Whether deliberate or by accident it happened. More then one version of the Bible that occurred in and over the course of centuries it keep happening.

Makes you think you shouldn't take the Bible literally should you?
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:33 PM
 
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Please stop calling it the Old Testament (OT), as it implies that the original Testament from HaShem has been replaced with something else.

The Jewish bible is called the Tanakh (Torah, Nevi'im, and Ketuvim).
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:34 PM
 
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JuniPearl, I'm not so sure eggshells are needed. Just some awareness of who you're talking to. Chrstianity is very non relevant to us Jews, and when you come into our thread with Chrstian terms, books, viewpoints, etc. well, you lost us before you started.
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:56 PM
 
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That, and always keep in mind that we're an argumentative bunch.
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:59 PM
 
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That, and always keep in mind that we're an argumentative bunch.
Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhh... Have you been to the Christian forum lately?? Now that is an argumentative bunch! LOL
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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A popular Jewish translation of the Bible is the Jewish Publication Society (JPS) Translation of 1985. It was compiled by biblical scholars from different Jewish denominations.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews and the centrist Orthodox Jews who follow them use the Artscroll translation of the Tanakh.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:29 PM
 
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An accurate translation:
The Complete Tanach with Rashi's Commentary - Tanakh Online - Torah - Bible

Bear in mind that no translation, even the best, can capture the nuance of the original next.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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A popular Jewish translation of the Bible is the Jewish Publication Society (JPS) Translation of 1985. It was compiled by biblical scholars from different Jewish denominations.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews and the centrist Orthodox Jews who follow them use the Artscroll translation of the Tanakh.
Variety can be a good thing. I have the Jewish Study Bible, the Artscoll Stone Edition Tanakh, and Fox's The Five Books of Moses.

I also use Chabad's resources (that iwish linked to) frequently.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:32 PM
 
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An accurate translation:
The Complete Tanach with Rashi's Commentary - Tanakh Online - Torah - Bible

Bear in mind that no translation, even the best, can capture the nuance of the original next.
This is so helpful - thanks! I had not noticed the commentary before.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:34 AM
 
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Variety can be a good thing. I have the Jewish Study Bible, the Artscoll Stone Edition Tanakh, and Fox's The Five Books of Moses.

I also use Chabad's resources (that iwish linked to) frequently.

Very good recommendations! Fox's translation is probably the best English translation that gets the closest to approximating Hebrew word order and style. He did a phenomenal job. I managed to get a signed copy of the paperback, though I wish it had been on of the various hardback editions. The Jewish Study Bible is also very good, not only for the translation, but for the fantastic essays included.
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