Notes on Rashi: Merged Version, Sefaria Licenses

I now see a merged version on sefaria with the following notices: Pentateuch with Rashi’s commentary by M. Rosenbaum and A.M. Silvermann Source: primo.nli.org.il License: Public Domain Metsudah Chumasn, Metsudah Publications, 2009 Source: primo.nli.org.il License: CC-BY Sefaria Community Edition The Koren Jerusalem Bible Source: korenpub.com License: CC-BY-NC under construction

Adventures in Discord

About two weeks ago I left IRC for Discord. IRC had become far, far too small, and the discussions too played out — the entrenched guard of the debate channels on DalNet had become too insane, too far gone to make it worthwhile anymore. It was fun while it lasted. The future seems to be […]

Bad name verses

So according to “The Companion Bible”, specifically this page https://levendwater.org/companion/append32.html we have a list of passages for which the name of God has been changed, possibly in the underlying masoretic text. I pass no judgement on this right now but I will list the passages here and I will go over them with a fine […]

Revising for Reading Level

For the future; an interesting concept is the reading level of the Bible. The RSV and KJV bibles are approximately Grade 12, as given by biblegateway.com and listed for convenience below: Mounce — 12+ (ages 17+) KJV — 12+ (ages 17+) RSV — 12+ (ages 17+) Geneva — 12+ (ages 17+) WEB — 12+ (ages 17+) NRSV — 11+ (ages 16+) NASB — 11+ […]