Monthly Archives: October 2010

Helpmate?

From Professor Rodman: How did we ever get to the term “helpmate,” which [a student] has picked up from some other translation? It’s a funny history. The King James Version reads (in 2:18) “…let us make an help meet for … Continue reading

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Punctuation in Genesis 2:4 (favoring the documentary hypothesis)

I’m currently taking “Bible – Text and Context’ and Hebrew College.  Part of the course involves looking at the documentary hypothesis, which typically claims that redactors combined four different sources to give us the Bible we read today.  For example, … Continue reading

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According to Research … Letter Order in English

Learning to read Hebrew without the vowel points may not be as hard as you think.  Here’s an example from English where the vowels are there, but not necessarily in the proper order, and it’s really not that hard to … Continue reading

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