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

All volumes of this translation are available in epub format.

Any updates will be available to purchasers of the e-books.

The links below point to my initial 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. A general introduction is here. It includes a section on how to read with full transparency.

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 the introduction to volume 9, A is for Abandon.

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  2018-11-07 Chapters Verses Words
Completed 929 23,197 305,368
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
In process 0.0% 0.0%
To do, excluding in process 0 0 0
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Scheduled (1 post per day) for completion Nov 14, 2018


Torah

Genesis 1 2:1-3
4-25
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
Exodus 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
Leviticus 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
Numbers 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
Deuteronomy 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

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
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
Book II
4243 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62
63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
Book III
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89
Book IV
90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106
Book V
107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119
120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134
135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150
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, https://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.

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