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Shedding some more light on the distinctive renderings in the RJPS translation (2023). The focus here is on ancient Hebrew conventions that differ from English conventions. Readerly understanding can be improved when certain things that went without saying in the source text are made more explicit, either in the translation itself, or the footnotes, or in commentary. Because these conventions may have gender implications, many entries here are listed also in “Commentary on Gender Choices in the RJPS Torah.” (Both commentaries are being constructed a little at a time.)
jps.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/JPS-Gender-Sensitive-Tanakh-Notes-on-Gender.pdf
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Leviticus 16:2 - On the “epiphany”
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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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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Leviticus 9:4 - On the “epiphany”
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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Exodus 32:1 - On the “people” label
Explaining the RJPS rendering and footnote.
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