[b-hebrew] Leningrad Codex YHWH-Holem
peterkirk at qaya.org
Fri Sep 26 05:46:14 EDT 2003
On 25/09/2003 11:41, Jason Hare wrote:
>All I can say about this is YES! I feel like I'm venting a bit, but people
>need to get over the idea that "if I use Strong, then I don't have to know
>anything about Hebrew/Greek to understand what the Bible says." What a sad
>state we are in. I have come up against this on many occasions personally.
>And I am disheartened every time.
>Blessings to you, Peter...
>Missouri Southern State University
>student of languages
Thank you, Jason.
To be fair to Strong, his scholarship was good for his time, early 19th
century, and his Hebrew transliteration scheme is not too bad as an
attempt to represent one tradition of pronunciation of Hebrew (not the
modern Israeli one) for monolingual English speakers - i.e., to quote an
example I found by chance, the syllable "-ale" should be pronounced like
the English word "ale", which is a reasonable approximation for tsere-lamed.
But much better aids have been produced over the last 150 years. So if
someone really can't learn Hebrew properly, they should use modern aids.
peter at qaya.org (personal)
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