A commentary on selected passages—those with significant gender implications where the RJPS translation (a/k/a THE JPS TANAKH: Gender-Sensitive Edition, 2023) differs from the NJPS translation (TANAKH, 1962, 1967, 1985, 1999). An edited version of working notes created during the preparation of RJPS. Now that the Torah has been published (Oct. 2, 2023), my goal is to continue with Genesis — and stay just ahead of the weekly Torah portion. For an overview, see the link below. See also my “Commentary on the Functions and Rendering of אִישׁ” on this site, for many instances that likewise have gender implications. (Disclaimer: The scholarly views expressed in these comments are mine alone; I do not purport to speak for The Jewish Publication Society or its staff.)
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On the “epiphany” in Genesis 12:7
Explaining how the RJPS translation’s alternative renderings construe a manifestation by God when it is depicted via the verb ראה with a Niphal stem.
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