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Monday, December 19, 2005

The Lesser of Two Weevils

I don't believe that Talmida's blog, The Lesser of Two Weevils, has been mentioned yet. She has been writing about learning Biblical Hebrew for a couple of years now. This is from her post,

Why Hebrew and How?

I started online at a place called Starting with Aleph. You can still learn the first lesson for free, but 2 years ago, all 4 of the lessons were available gratis. I learned a little midrash, and the letters and sounds of all the consonants and the vowels. I learned a simple vocabulary of about 50 words. It is an excellent course.

I loved it. After 2 or 3 months, my Beloved wandered down to our local University and bought me a beginner's Biblical Hebrew textbook which he gave me for Christmas. I started the lessons, slowly acquiring lexicons, and grammars, and Hebrew Bibles. And I learned how to read Biblical Hebrew. I struggled through loading the Hebrew package into my Windows XP and into MS Office. I learned a new keyboard. I discovered Hebrew fonts.


Recently I have read a few of her posts that compare Bible translations including the LXX, Latin Vulgate, Douay-Rheims and the Judaic Press Complete Tanach among others. I would like to mention the following posts and cannot do them justice by quoting bits and pieces. However, the titles speak for themselves.

Mary and Hannah - Exultation and Magnification

Genesis 3:15: who is crushing the snake?
Isaiah 40:3, a voice cries out... and my personal favourite
The power of the Word

Since my husband and I are Patrick O'Brien fans, I like the title of your blog, Talmida. You have some great resources in your sidebar as well.

5 Comments:

At Tue Dec 20, 08:15:00 AM, Blogger Wayne Leman said...

Actually, I have mentioned Talmida's blog a few times, but it deserves more mention. Thanks for giving it this good post, Suzanne.

 
At Tue Dec 20, 10:40:00 AM, Blogger Suzanne McCarthy said...

Well, mmm, I couldn't remember - and couldn't find a link to her blog because I was looking under 'L' for 'Lesser', instead of under 'T' for 'The'.

 
At Tue Dec 20, 12:35:00 PM, Blogger Talmida said...

Thank you very much! What a nice post!

:)

 
At Tue Dec 20, 02:12:00 PM, Blogger Wayne Leman said...

Here's a link for a previous BBB post linking to Talmida's blog:

http://englishbibles.blogspot.com/2005/07/translating-hebrew-hesed.html

To find it I typed "Talmida" in the little white search window at the upper left of the blog page. Then I clicked on "SEARCH THIS BLOG." Voilá!

 
At Tue Dec 20, 10:14:00 PM, Blogger Suzanne McCarthy said...

Ah, yes, summertime, that explains it. I forgot to do the search. I love that search feature and should use it more often.

 

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