Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 18

J-M's History Corner

G’day, mates!  This is my Restored English Translation of Beresheet (Genesis) chapter 18.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them afterwards.  In another list at the end are the Aleph-Tavs (which are no longer included in the main text).

There is some controversy over the  last part of verse 22.  The Masoretic Text – the basis for most translations – reads “and Abraham stood yet before YEHOVAH”.  However, the Massorah – footnotes on the text by the Masoretic scribes – claims that the text originally read “and YEHOVAH stood yet before Abraham”, but that they changed it because they judged the original “irreverent”.  However, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Samaritan Pentateuch, Aramaic Peshitta and Greek Septuagint all agree with the Masoretic reading (“Abraham stood yet before YEHOVAH”), and there are literally no manuscripts supporting the Massorah’s reading, so I have followed the…

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2 thoughts on “Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 18

  1. Jesus was not a divider. He was a conqueror. And as much as the Hebrews wanted a politician and leader to fight the Romans, Jesus did not fit their idea of a Savior. We can treat each other with love as brothers and sisters or continue this sink into tearing each other apart. It is our choice.

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