Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 11

G'day!  Today I present my Restored English Translation (RET) of the 11th chapter of the Megillat Ester, otherwise known in English as the Book of Esther.  "Hold on a minute!" I can hear some of you saying.  "There's only 10 chapters!"  That's true - if you're using the abridged Masoretic version.  The original book is … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 11

Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 7

Today I present my Restored English Translation (RET) of Ester (Esther) chapter 7.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them afterward.  At the end is a list of where the Aleph Tavs occur, as they are no longer included in the main text. CHAPTER 7  1 And Mordekai knew all … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 7

Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 6

Today I present my Restored English Translation (RET) of Ester (Esther) chapter 6.  Apart from the last couple of verses (which usually appears at the end of chapter 3), this chapter is not part of most English translations: it's part of the oldest textual traditions, but (historically unjustifiably) rejected by modern Protestants and Rabbinic Jews, … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 6

Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 2

Today I present my Restored English Translation (RET) of Ester (commonly known as Esther) chapter 2.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them at the end.  You will NOT find this Chapter 2 in most Bibles (nor my Chapter 1).  Despite being part of the original text, they are excluded … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 2

The Canon of Scripture, Part 1: The Apocrypha

The canon of Scripture is a settled issue, isn't it?  You've got your 66 books total, 39 in the Old Testament (24 by the Jewish counting) and 27 in the New Testament.  However, when you do the research, things are not so simple.  There are many "other" books claiming to be Scripture, a number of … Continue reading The Canon of Scripture, Part 1: The Apocrypha