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by nili
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 4322

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

lpetrich wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:58 pm
I was using Tanach (JPS): Genesis: Genesis Chapter 1 from 1917. ...
There's a lesson here ...
by nili
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 4322

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

Ethan wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:34 pm
The Ancient Hebrew word for "when" is מתי. ...
Yes it is. Thanks for sharing. :roll:
by nili
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 4322

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

The score: JPS: standalone Chabad, Alter, Fox, Friedman: adverbial clause :banghead: The JPS TORAH COMMENTARY: GENESIS The Traditional Hebrew Text with the New JPS Translation Commentary by NAHUM M. SARNA The Jewish Publication Society 5749/1989 When God began to create Heaven and earth -- the eart...
by nili
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: God versus Gods: THE BOOK
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Re: God versus Gods: THE BOOK

I wasn't aware that the posting of advertisements was deemed appropriate. FWIW, I find it tacky.
by nili
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 4322

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

The JPS translations used in the Reform and Conservative synagogues in the US, the translation found in the online Chabad Tanakh, and the translations offered by Robert Alter, Everett Fox, and Richard Elliott Friedman, all treat בְּרֵשִׁית בָּרָא as being in the construct state. Genesis 1:1 as a st...
by nili
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 4322

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

Genesis 1.1: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." could also be "In the beginning of when God was creating the heavens and the earth," continuing into the next verses: "The earth was formless and empty, darkness was on the surface of the depths, and the Spirit of God hovered ab...
by nili
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Judaism and Abortion
Replies: 1
Views: 2206

Re: Judaism and Abortion

I found Daniel Schiff's "Abortion in Judaism'" informative.
by nili
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Who's who on BC&H Forum?
Replies: 10
Views: 8957

Re: Who's who on BC&H Forum?

Gnostic Bishop wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:50 am
nili wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:16 pm
My experience is that most discussions are improved by replacing ...
  • Jesus is ...
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  • Jesus is depicted as ...
I agree, but to a theist, it matters not.

Regards
DL
Seems like a a dismissive stroke with a broad brush ...
by nili
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Who's who on BC&H Forum?
Replies: 10
Views: 8957

Re: Who's who on BC&H Forum?

My experience is that most discussions are improved by replacing ...
  • Jesus is ...
with ...
  • Jesus is depicted as ...
by nili
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ashkenazic Jews’ mysterious origins unravelled by scientists thanks to ancient DNA
Replies: 11
Views: 9320

Re: Ashkenazic Jews’ mysterious origins unravelled by scientists thanks to ancient DNA

I'm simply not competent to judge the scientific claims.That said, I'd be very curious to see a review of ... No Evidence from Genome-wide Data of a Khazar Origin fo the Ashkenazi Jews Author(s): Doron M. Behar, Mait Metspalu, Yael Baran, Naama M. Kopelman, Bayazit Yunusbayev, Ariella Gladstein, Sha...