Torah Portion

Vayigash

ויגש

Genesis 44:18-47:27
Ezekiel 37:15-28

Torah in Translation: Rendering the Story of Joseph in English

Torah in Translation: Rendering the Story of Joseph in English

Translating the Torah from Hebrew into a different language is a huge challenge: What is the right balance between composing a text that reads smoothly while capturing the flavor of its original language? When I translated the Torah and the Early Prophets, I navigated this tension in favor of keeping the Hebrew flavor.

Prof.
Everett Fox
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Was the Joseph Story Written in Egypt During the Persian Period?

Was the Joseph Story Written in Egypt During the Persian Period?

Egyptologists have long searched the details of the Joseph story for clues to when the story was written. Does the Jewish experience as a diaspora community in Egypt hold the clue to the story’s origin?

Dr.
Shirly Ben-Dor Evian
TheGemara.com
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Jacob's Descendants who Go to Egypt: The MT Versus the LXX

Jacob's Descendants who Go to Egypt: The MT Versus the LXX

A close look at the different references to Jacob’s descendants, and their number in both the MT and the LXX shows how the tradition of Jacob’s descendants developed over time.

Dr.
Itamar Kislev
TheGemara.com
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Vayigash

ויגש

Genesis 44:18-47:27

וַיֹּאמֶר יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶל יוֹסֵף אָמוּתָה הַפָּעַם אַחֲרֵי רְאוֹתִי אֶת פָּנֶיךָ כִּי עוֹדְךָ חָי׃

בראשית מו:ל

Then Israel said to Joseph, “Now I can die, having seen for myself that you are still alive.”

Gen 46:30

Genesis

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