Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 12

Today I present my Restored English Translation (RET) of Ester (Esther) chapter 12.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them at the end.  I have also chosen to include the Aleph/Tavs in the text itself, despite my skepticism of them (mainly because it's after 10:30 at night, and I just … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 12

General Messervy: A Biography

For a website devoted to historical (or quasi-historical) topics, I've never actually posted a biography.  Well, that has now officially changed.  The person I have chosen to be my first to have his life discussed?  General Sir Frank Walker Messervy (1893-1974), an officer in the British Indian Army who served in both World Wars. From … Continue reading General Messervy: A Biography

Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 5

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Hello!  Here is the belated 5th chapter of my Restored English Translation (RET) of the Book of Beresheet (Genesis).  Once again, this post contains the Hebrew names.  A glossary of those names will be provided at the end.  I will continue to use the Aleph Tavs, although I am no longer certain about them.  It appears that they may well be purely grammar after all.  A friend of mine wrote in an email:

“On another note, the word את is explained in a Hebrew textbook thus:

‘A direct, definite object of a verb is preceded by the particle את. 
             David takes a book.               .דוד לוקח ספר

            David takes the book.   .   דוד לוקח את הספר

            Whom do you love.          ?את מי אתה אוהב
Proper nouns are…

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