The goal is to have a completely unbiased translation where every valid viewpoint is easily accessible to the common reader, so that the reader can seek the truth of the scriptures without any imposed bias.
This site is a work in progress, and may contain errors.
This site aims to provide a wiki for scriptural works and a Tanakh translation/reference that is free of any pagan words.
It was inspired by the without vowels project, and the text of the tanakh and framework was initially borrowed from them, but the code was changed quite extensively, and the goals of this site are not the same as that project.
I also reference much material from Wikipedia.
Technical features of this site
It is powered by MediaWiki.
The Text is the Unicode/XML Westminster Leningrad Codex 4.20. You can click on each word for an explanation, and you can click on each letter for a more detailed meaning.
Then I wrote a program in php to pull the text directly from the tanach.us site as my needs advanced beyond what the without vowels project could provide.
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Why no vowel pointings?
The original copies of the Tanakh do not have vowel pointings. For some this is harder to read, and there are many scripture references out there that include them for ease.
However it is getting more and more difficult to find a resource on-line where you can read the scriptures without the vowel pointings, which are an interpretation of people.
To have a completely unbiased work, there should be no coloring by the opinions of people, and therefore I am not including the vowel pointings in the text.
All of the vowel pointings are preserved on my open scriptures implementation, if you would like to know how the word is pronounced according to tradition.
I am not trying to push another bias, but have a site that gives all opinions, and the reasons for each, so the reader can draw his or her own conclusion.
Some useful reference materials
- Pronunciation for many hebrew words
- Online Hebrew/English dictionary
- Hebrew prefixes on wiktionary.org
- Hebrew suffixes on wiktionary.org
You can use 2LetterLookup to look up meanings of Hebrew words.
Semantic Dictionary of Biblical Hebrew (UBS) is a more traditional detailed Hebrew dictionary.
BibleWiki anyone who has an interest in studying the interpretation of the Scriptures
The Wiki Bible Project (an editable wiki like this site, but not focused on the tanakh only and not so much tied to the Original as this site; also unlike this site they accept only Christian opinions)
BibleHub The best resource I have found before this site. The site that got me started on learning hebrew. It is definitely a xian work, but there is much of value in the work.
- Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar (a very hard to read book)
- Ancient Hebrew Research Center
- Hebrew for Christians
- Meanings for every grammar form of every word in Tanakh (understands only words with niqqudot, and thus little useful for us)
- Semantic Dictionary of Biblical Hebrew (work in progress)
- Strong dictionaries in Russian
- The sister site about New Testament