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 9

Today I present my Restored English Translation (RET) of Ester (Esther) chapter 9.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them at the end.  This chapter partly corresponds with what commonly appears as "Chapter 5" in the abridged translations in most Bibles.  See Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 1 and … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 9

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 5

Today I present my Restored English Translation (RET) of Ester (Esther) chapter 5.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, wit a glossary of them after the chapter.  At the end is a list of where the Aleph-Tavs occur, as they are no longer included in the main text. CHAPTER 5  1 After these things … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 5

Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 4

Today I present my Restored English Translation (RET) of the 4th chapter of the Megillat Ester, commonly known as the Book of Esther.  You'll probably know this as chapter 2, as some sections of the original Book of Esther were removed between the 7th and 11th centuries AD by the Masoretic scribes, and in the … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 4

Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 3

Today I present my Restored English Translation (RET) of Ester (Esther) chapter 3.  What I call "chapter 3", you'll probably know as "chapter 1"; that's because several chapters of the original Book of Esther have been removed from most translations and relegated to "The Apocrypha".  See Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 1 and The … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 3