https://opensiddur.org/?p=21753מגילת קהלת | Megillat Qohelet (Ecclesiastes): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman2018-09-20 22:42:38This is an English translation of Megillat Qohelet, (Kohelet/Ecclesiastes), transtropilized (a term coined by Fellman to describe texts where the Masoretic cantillation has been applied to the translation). This translation is based on the translations by H.L.Ginsberg, Stone Ed. Tanach, Jerusalem Bible, New King James Bible, and the JPS Tanach (both 1917 & 1999). This English translations is sung to the tropes by Len Fellman according to the melodies of Portnoy & Wolff. Textthe Open Siddur ProjectLen Fellman (translation)Len Fellman (translation)the Masoretic Texthttps://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/Len Fellman (translation)https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/Qohelet (Ecclesiastes)Sukkot ReadingstranstropilationEnglish Translation21st century C.E.58th century A.M.Cantillated readings in English
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This is an English translation of Megillat Qohelet, (Kohelet/Ecclesiastes), transtropilized (a term coined by Len Fellman to describe texts where the Masoretic cantillation has been applied to the translation). The translation provided here is based on the translations by H.L.Ginsberg, Stone Ed. Tanach, Jerusalem Bible, New King James Bible, and the JPS Tanach (both 1917 & 1999). It is chanted by Len Fellman according to the melodies of Portnoy & Wolff.
Please visit the Internet Archive for audio recordings of Len Fellman chanting Megillat Qohelet, in English and Hebrew.
Len Fellman is a mathematician, educator, and innovator of "transtropilation," the process of translating from cantillized Hebrew, as closely as possible, “word for word and trōp for trōp”, with the main purpose being to aid a person with minimal Hebrew training in following the Hebrew leyning of the Torah and Haftarah readings word for word.
The Masoretic Text is the authoritative Hebrew and Aramaic text of the Tanakh for Karaite and Rabbinic Judaism. It was primarily copied, edited and distributed by a group of Jews known as the Masoretes between the 7th and 10th centuries CE. The Masoretic Text defines the Jewish canon and its precise letter-text, with its vocalization and accentuation known as the Masorah.
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