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

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

Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 1

First off, my novelist sister rue202 (er. Ash Digest) has had her first novel published!  You can read about it (and find the link to it) on her post I'M PUBLISHED!!!. Two weeks ago, I finished posting the Restored English Translation (RET) of Beresheet (commonly known as Genesis) with Chapter 50.  Today, I introduce my RET of the Book of Esther, … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 1