[b-hebrew] Psalms and Sedarim
leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Fri Jun 9 03:58:14 EDT 2006
The sedarim are meand for daily reading, one seder a day. So the reader
would go through the entire book in two months!
The intrduction to the Koren Tanakh, while not dealing specifically with the
Psalms, does say the following: the division of the Torah into 154 sedarim
follows the ancient custom of reading the Torah over a triannual cycle, one
seder for each Sabbath (the present custom is to divide the whole Torah into
52 "parshiyot", one for each Sabbath of the year). Additionally, according
to the Koren, the entire Tanakh is divided into 293 sedarim, which is the
number of non-holydays in the solar year (that is, 365 minus 52 Sabbaths, 7
days of Passover, 1 of Shavuot, 2 of Rosh Hashanah, 1 Yom Kippur, 8 Sukkot
and the 9th of Av). So, the division enables one to read through the entire
Tanakh in a year of "weekdays", leaving the holidays and Sabbaths for their
own assigned readings.
----- Original Message -----
From: "JAMES CHRISTIAN READ" <JCR128 at student.apu.ac.uk>
To: <Brak at neo.rr.com>
Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2006 8:23 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Psalms and Sedarim
> Even more confusing to me is how it would take anyone
> almost 60 years (19 * 3) to read the book of psalms.
> I mean, we are talking one slow reader here!
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