Here are some more resources for you:an online copy of a very well respected 1907 encyclopedia about all things Jewish. That includes the Bible, and things in it.http://bible.tmtm.com/wiki/Jewish_Encyclopediabook by book analysis of the old testament, including the apocrypha, like the Book of Tobit, the Life of Adam and Eve, Jubilees, and the Book of Enoch. It also covers Josephus' writings (Josephus was a Jewish historian, living roughly in the 1st century AD; his "antiquities of the Jews", is a good resource in many (but not all) ways) http://www.earlyjewishwritings.com/BibleGateway only has conservative protestant translations. Some of the major versions it doesn't include are:online New American Bible (Roman Catholic):http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/index.htmonline NRSV (RC / Orthodox / Anglican) - updated to account for modern scholarship on manuscript variationshttp://bible.oremus.org/These are all based on the masoretic text (but the NAB, like other Roman Catholic stuff, sometimes uses Septuagint verse/chapter numbering, which is different for the psalms, and the books of kings). So here is a link for an online english translation (specifically, the Brenton translation) of the Septuagint:http://www.christianmedia.us/LXXE/
By the way, at a rate of 1 chapter a week, its going to take about 23 years to complete this - until the year 2030. Even longer if you include the books like Tobit that only some bible versions include (the full KJV includes it), and longer still if you include Jubilees and (book of) Enoch, which are part of Ethiopian bibles, and even longer if you incude the Shepherd of Hermas and Epistle of Barnabas, which used to be part of the new testament but were taken out in about 300AD.You could post 2 chapters in one go. That would make it quicker. Especially for the chapters coming up very very soon, which are increadibly boring (at face value), badly written, and very long-winded.
A.,Thanks for the resource tips, I'll check 'em out and may add some to my sidebar.As for the pace, we'll see if the good Lord keeps me around long enough to finish my mission here. I'm tracking closer to two chapters a week, so we should get through this well ahead of 2030.I plan to keep this to one post per Bible chapter, but if some are just filler, they'll be quicker to comment on, and maybe I'll be able to pick up the pace. Been fairly busy in the real world, so no promises, but I do try hard to get at least two in per week.
Its just that... well, you'll see when it comes to Exodus 25-28, and then its repeated almost word-for-word in Exodus 36-39. And its not as if its an interesting passage. And the starting chapters of Leviticus are hardly much better.
A,Given that, the repeated chapters should fly pretty quickly, as did the ones that were nothing but begetting.
In December we got through 19 chapters, in January we got through 20, but in May we only got through 7 ...
I've been chipping away at Exodus 16 for much of this week, and Ex. 17 is pretty short, so I hope to get both of 'em posted shortly.The Lord has been keeping me mightily busy and away from my atheistic rounds, but I'll keep doing my best to keep up with the two-a-week pace.
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