Why the KJV?

I had a conversation with a Rabbi a while back on the source text for the NSV. He advised me not to use the KJV. I actually agreed with him, it would be better and easier not to use the KJV as a source. However, I wanted to retain the feeling of the KJV as […]

Rashi is in!

The Public Domain Rashi commentary “Sefaria Community Edition” has now been added; from this point forward it will be known as the “NSV” edition. This is because we may make changes to the commentary based on other (Public Domain) versions of Rashi, or to modify the language to comport with our translation (since many passages […]

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

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 […]