Bob's Bible (2014 - 2018...)

These links point to my readings of the Hebrew Bible. This rough-cut work attempts to expose for the writer (and the reader) some of the myriad of decisions made by translators. It is also intended as a draft of an underlay of an English text to the music of the accents. Much work remains to be done for this to be completed in the music itself. The setting of the text to the music always produces more compromises and more surprises.

I put each reading through a computer-driven process that I have designed including a strict set of concordance rules that have evolved 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 continued throughout the rest of the reading project. The remainder of the Bible began in November 2014 and was fully drafted in November 2018.

As each chapter went 'through the process', past chapters were used to predict its sequences of words using the computer algorithms. The algorithms are based on Hebrew consonant string pattern matching by word and phrase, and a process for deriving an English lemma to assist in avoiding multiple Hebrew stems for a single English stem. This exercise has been a significant social, historical, linguistic, religious, and political challenge.

For a more detailed overview see this post.

All translations linked from here include columns for the first reciting note (if not the default e), the highest and the lowest notes of the recitation. and syllable counts before and after the atnah, the major rest point, and for the poetry books, also the ole-veyored. The rationale is to allow at least a touch of insight into the shape of the music and the sequence of the musical phrases. For the complete music for any passage, see this link.

My totals for chapters (929), verses (23,197) and words (305,368) are based on the Leningrad codex.  My word count does not double ketiv and qere, and I count words separated by spaces after replacing every maqaf (hyphen) with a space.

Status as of 2018-11-07ChaptersVersesWords
Completed92923,197305,368
100.0%100.0%100.0%
In process0.0%0.0%
To do, excluding in process000
0.0%0.0%0.0%
Scheduled (1 post per day) for completion Nov 14, 2018

Torah

Genesis12:1-3
4-25
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Exodus1234567891011121314151617181920
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Leviticus1234567891011121314151617181920
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Prophets

Former Prophets

Joshua 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 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 10 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


Writings

The Books of Truth

Psalms
Book I
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Book II
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Book III
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Book IV
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Book V
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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 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ruth 1 2 3 4
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

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 evolving 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.