📜 Torah Reading for Parashat b'Ḥuqotai (Leviticus 26:3-27:34): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

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Date: 2019-05-08

Last Updated: 2019-05-08

Categories: Sefer Vayiqra (Leviticus), Parashat b'Ḥuqotai

Tags: 21st century C.E., 58th century A.M., Cantillated readings in English, English Translation, transtropilation

Excerpt: A Torah reading of Parashat b'Ḥuqotai in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


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This is an English translation of Leviticus 26:3-27:34, the Torah reading for Parashat b’Ḥuqotai, transtropilized. (Transtropilation is the term coined by Len Fellman to describe the process of translating from cantillated 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 word for word.) This translation is based on the following translations: Robert Alter’s The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary (2018), Aryeh Kaplan’s The Living Torah (also my source for proper names & transliterations), Richard Elliott Friedman’s The Bible With Sources Revealed, Everett Fox’s The Five Books of Moses, The Stone Edition Tanach, The JPS Tanakh (Hebrew-English 2nd Ed. 2000) along with Orlinsky’s Notes on the New Translation of the Torah, The Jerusalem Bible (1966, also my source for topic headings), The New King James Bible; occasionally, esp. for Haftarot: The Torah—A Modern Commentary by Plaut et al; for Megillot, I also use H.L. Ginsberg’s The Five Megillot and Jonah.

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Contributor: Len Fellman (translation)

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Caption: Detail of transtropilized translation of a portion of Parashat b'Ḥuqotai.