Bob's Bible (2014,2015,2016,...)

2015.07.01 the Beginning of

These links point to my readings of the Hebrew Bible. This rough-cut work attempts to expose for the writer the myriad of decisions made by translators.

I put each reading through a computer-driven process that I have designed including a strict set of concordance rules that evolve as I read more of the Hebrew Bible. You can see the essence of the process in a poster here. The Psalms project was completed in 2013 but continues. The remainder of the Bible began in earnest in November 2014.

Once a chapter has gone 'through the process', it continues to be tested by the computer algorithms I have written against all past and future chapters. The algorithms are largely based on Hebrew and English consonant string pattern matching by word and phrase.

If there is no link below, then the chapter has not been processed yet. For a more detailed overview see this post. Every week there are thousands of small changes in the database. The published blog posts are kept up to date. They change gradually if at all. To June 29, 2016 there are 337 chapters completed. (36.3%)

Torah

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4-25

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21-45
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Former Prophets

Joshua 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Judges 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
1 Samuel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
... 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
2 Samuel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
1 Kings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
2 Kings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
... 21 22 23 24 25

Latter Prophets

Isaiah 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
... 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
... 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
... 61 62 63 64 65 66
Jeremiah 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
... 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
... 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
Ezekiel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
... 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
... 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48

The Twelve

Hosea 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Joel 1 2 3 4
Amos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Obadiah 1
Jonah 1 2 3 4
Micah 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Nahum 1 2 3
Habakkuk 1 2 3
Zephaniah 1 2 3
Haggai 1 2
Zechariah 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Malachi 1 2 3

The Books of Truth

for Psalms see below
and see my book.
Proverbs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
... 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Job 1- 2 3 4- 5 6- 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
... 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42

The Scrolls

Song 1-3 4 5:1-9,
10-16
6 7-8
Ruth 1-4 notes

Lamentations 1 2 3 4 5
Qohelet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Esther 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

The Remainder

Daniel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Ezra 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Nehemiah 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1 Chronicles 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
... 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
2 Chronicles 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
... 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

Psalms

Most of the Psalms posts (2010-2012) and their companion comments have been reverted to draft. 

My work here from 2006 to 2013 is in my book, Seeing the Psalter (2013, second edition scheduled Nov 2016 - ask for it from the publisher). The posts were too out of date to update though there are a few links still active below. The book is a joy to enable study of the ancient poetry in Hebrew with a close English translation and with over 300 tables to show word relationships within and between psalms. It has been used in studies of Hebrew poetry and was reviewed (though pronounced less than user-friendly) for the 2013 SOTS book list. My next book on the music has been pronounced user-friendly by the same reviewer. Seeing the Psalter includes a full index of themes, names, and scripture cited and English-Hebrew and Hebrew-English glossaries for every word root that occurs in the Psalms. My current work uses, extends and refines this complete two-way glossary.

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Interactive Development Environment GX-LEAF www.gx.ca, Data source via web service www.tanach.usFor information contact Bob MacDonald, Twitter @drmacdonald, http://meafar.blogspot.caDictionary based on Seeing the Psalter, Energion 2013, resulting from work done at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society.

Note all my original diagrams are on a site that is no longer available. They were a long learning task of archival interest only. The link has the code and instructions.