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Update! Transcription of P66

July 22nd, 2017

Well it’s been a while (7 months to be exact), but there’s finally a new update for TWTY!

This one is the entire transcription and translation of Papyrus 66, a famous manuscript containing almost the entire eye-witness account of Yahuchanon (John).

Please find the manuscript in the list here.

I’ve also posted an update to Papyrus 115; mainly just sorted out a few errors in the colour-coding of the transcription, and also improved the translation somewhat. Find a link to the papyrus at the same link above. 🙂

This leaves just six pre-4th century CE papyri to be transcribed and translated. They also happen to be rather large (largest is Papyrus 46 at 97 pages), so it will very likely be a while before these are up on TWTY.

As always though: watch this space!

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Update! Loadsa stuff!

April 18th, 2016

Firstly – Happy New Year!

It’s been over a year since I last posted about things new on TWTY.

Unfortunately lots of IRL stuff got in the way of things this past year, and still ongoing (found out I had cataracts on my eyes last year: my right eye has been operated on; my left will be done at the end of April. Needless to say, not being able to see properly makes what I’ve been doing the past decade quite difficult!), but I hope this comes to its conclusion soon. 🙂

Nevertheless, I have been using as much of my spare time as possible to continue doing things, and so here we are!

Essentially, I have done so many corrections to existing things on TWTY, that unless you’ve downloaded everything in the past 4 hours, then everything you currently have is out of date – this applies to the translations, ancient manuscripts, and especially any and all Dead Sea Scrolls! I lost track of which ones got updates, so I can’t provide a list, so if there’s any you’ve been looking at recently, I’d start with re-downloading that and taking a look through. May find a few things I have corrected since. 🙂

That’s the already existing files out of the way – now for what’s going on “new stuff” wise!

There are three new DSS Manuscripts online now – X Joshua, X Judges, and F.Amos 1, all available at the usual place on the Downloads Page.

There’s also been a new section added on the downloads page – a TC Edition, with TC standing for Textual-Critical. These are the combined manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls in order to form a full “Qumran Bible” of sorts, with any differences between the manuscripts noted in footnotes, with the reading of the Masoretic Hebrew, Greek Septuagint, and for the Torah, the Samaritan Pentateuch in the same variant.

Obviously I haven’t repeated the differences between the DSS and these other manuscripts in these TC Editions, as I’ve already done that in the main Dead Sea Scrolls transcriptions. I’ve been updating this new section over the past year, and have only got four books left to do (Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Psalms, and Isaiah). I hope to have these done by the end of the year, but as always, this is liable to change. 🙂

Next up is a new TWTY E-sword module, containing the Version 1 Translation of the RC/NT found here on TWTY. Well I say that, I still have yet to finish adding Luke, John, and Acts to the Module, but all the rest of the books are contained within.

If you don’t know what E-Sword is, pop on over to the E-Sword website and take a look. Along with TWTY module is the Module installer programme, to allow you to easily install TWTY E-sword module into E-Sword without much bother.

As I was going through the translations whilst creating this module, it allowed me to do some updates to the translations, which have all been added to the E-Sword module, the Website, and the PDF’s of the translations.

Download all the Version 1 PDF’s and the E-Sword module here.

Yet another update comes to you via a visitor to TWTY, who is very kindly converting the Dead Sea Scrolls files into BibleWorks database files. With their permission I am putting them up on TWTY for others to download and use with their version of BibleWorks. Currently have the Genesis Manuscripts and the Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaa) complete. I will post updates periodically when new files are added. Get the files (including instructions on how to import them to your BibleWorks) here.

Finally, we have a small addition to TWTY, and that is an XML version of the Dead Sea Scrolls manuscripts. XML has so many amazing uses I wouldn’t be able to list them all, but if you know what XML is, then you’ll enjoy this update. Only the one ready at the moment, but as always, I shall add others when I’ve done them. 🙂 4Q82g Habakkuk XML.

Phew! That’s it – all things updated/new have been submitted for your pleasure!

As with everything, feel at liberty to use any and all things on TWTY freely and without constraints, and ANY issues you find, don’t hesitate to contact me using either the Contact page, or by posting on the forums 🙂

Edit:
The E-Sword and BibleWorks Modules should be able to be downloaded now. Apologies for the error with that!

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New Design for 2015!

January 3rd, 2015

Well, the new Gregorian Year has rolled around, so I thought it was time to finally release the new design I’d been working on for TWTY 🙂

It’s a lot simpler, cleaner, brighter, and should actually change size with regards to how large your screen is, so should be perfect for reading on Mobile / Cell phones / Tablets / Phablets / whateverelseyoucanthingof!

I’m still sorting out a few bugs/tweaking the design here and there, but it should be fine for getting around with no issues 🙂

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Dead Sea Scrolls – Mammoth Update

June 18th, 2014

Well, I’m sorry that it’s been a while since the last update (March), but I’ve been working hard to sorting out this following update 🙂

Below (as well as on the downloads page), you find links to 32 new Dead Sea Scrolls Manuscript transcriptions!

These 32 are the complete collection of Dead Sea Scrolls manuscripts comprising the fifth book of the Torah/Moses/Pentateuch: Deuteronomy. This now means that all the manuscripts from the Dead Sea Scrolls that comprise the entirety of the Torah are now available on TWTY – and all for free!

There is therefore now only one last book (or collection) to do: the Psalms. I’ve done four of the Psalms at the moment (4Q98f Psalmsw, 4Q98g Psalmsx, 5Q5 Psalms, and 8Q2 Psalms), leaving 34 manuscripts left to do. I hope to have them up by the end of the year 🙂

Deuteronomy
1Q4 Deuteronomya (1QDeuta)
1Q5 Deuteronomyb (1QDeutb)
2Q10 Deuteronomya (2QDeuta)
2Q11 Deuteronomyb (2QDeutb)
2Q12 Deuteronomyc (2QDeutc)
4Q28 Deuteronomya (4QDeut)
4Q29 Deuteronomyb (4QDeut)
4Q30 Deuteronomyc (4QDeutc)
4Q31 Deuteronomyd (4QDeutd)
4Q32 Deuteronomye (4QDeute)
4Q33 Deuteronomyf (4QDeutf)
4Q34 Deuteronomyg (4QDeutg)
4Q35 Deuteronomyh (4QDeuth)
4Q36 Deuteronomyi (4QDeuti)
4Q37 Deuteronomyj (4QDeutj)
4Q38 Deuteronomyk1 (4QDeutk1)
4Q38a Deuteronomyk2 (4QDeutk2)
4Q38b Deuteronomyk3 (4QDeutk3)
4Q39 Deuteronomyl (4QDeutl)
4Q40 Deuteronomym (4QDeutm)
4Q41 Deuteronomyn (4QDeutn)
4Q42 Deuteronomyo (4QDeuto)
4Q43 Deuteronomyp (4QDeutp)
4Q44 Deuteronomyq (4QDeutq)
4Q45 plaeoDeuteronomyr (QpaleoDeutr)
4Q46 paleoDeuteronomys (4QpaleoDeuts)
4Q122 Septuagint Deuteronomy (4QLXXDeut)
5Q1 Deuteronomy (5QDeut)
6Q3 papDeuteronomy (6QpapDeut)
11Q3 Deuteronomy (11QDeut)
Masada Deuteronomy (MasDeut)
Nahal Hever Deuteronomy
Wadi Murabba’at Deuteronomy (MurDeut)

Edit: For the above, please refer to the Downloads Page

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Dead Sea Scrolls – Exodus Complete

March 5th, 2014

Hello one and all!

Sorry it’s been a while since the last update. I do however have a huge update – 11 new Dead Sea Scrolls Manuscript transcriptions!

This therefore means that all the manuscripts found among the Dead Sea Scrolls regarding the Book of Exodus are now available for viewing 🙂

As usual, find them on the Downloads Page, or via the quick links below 🙂

Exodus
1Q2 Exodus (1QExod)
2Q2 Exodusa (2QExoda)
2Q3 Exodusb (2QExodb)
4Q1Genesis-Exodusa (4QGen-Exoda) – Exodus
4Q11 paleoGenesis-Exodusl (4QpaleoGen-Exodl)
4Q13 Exodusb (4QExodb)
4Q14 Exodusc (4QExodc)
4Q17 Exodus-Leviticusf (4QExodf)
4Q20 Exodusj (4QExodj)
4Q22 paleoExodusm (4QpaleoExodm)
Wadi Murabba’at Exodus (MurExod)

Exodus – Full Collection

Edit: For the above, please refer to the Downloads Page.

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Godcast: Episode 8 (oh, and a quickie)

November 20th, 2013

Just a quick update to let everyone know that Godcast: Episode 8 is now up on YouTube, as well as all the usual links on Godcast Website 🙂

There was also a “Quickie” video uploaded, with my fellow-host going through the introduction in the Bible he found in a hotel room. Give it a watch/listen as well

Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7

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Godcast: Episode 7

October 1st, 2013

It’s finally ready! Episode 7 of “Godcast” is now on the web!

This is our final Genesis 1 episode (although I’m sure I’ll be referring to it again in the future), before we kick start off a new series on the eyewitness account of Marcus.

Stay turned for more updates – and not just Godcast specific ones 🙂

Website | YouTube Video

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Update! Job & Song of Songs

January 27th, 2013

Okay – these are the last batch of the “small” Tanakh book Dead Sea Scrolls transcriptions before tackling the much larger books.

Among the Dead Sea Scrolls, there are four manuscripts for the books of Job and Song of Songs – with Song of Songs (a.k.a Canticles) being quite well preserved, but only several words of several verses from 10 of the 42 chapters of Job being preserved for over 2000 years.

The most interesting manuscript is the one named 4Q101 paleoJobc, which, as its name suggests, is written in Paleo Hebrew, not the Phoenician “square” Hebrew script.

As usual, find all Dead Sea Scrolls transcriptions on the TWTY Downloads page 🙂

Job
2Q15 Job (2QJob) | 4Q99 Joba (4QJoba) | 4Q100 Jobb (4QJobb) | 4Q101 paleoJobc (4QpaleoJobc)

Song of Songs (Canticles)
4Q106 Canticlesa (4Q Canticlesa) | 4Q107 Canticlesb (4Q Canticlesb) | 4Q108 Canticlesc (4Q Canticlesc) | 6Q6 Canticles (6Q Canticles)

Edit: For the above, please refer to the Downloads Page.

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Dead Sea Scrolls Update – 1 Samuel

September 29th, 2012

Some more Dead Sea Scrolls transcriptions for everyone today. I’ve completed the four manuscripts of the book of 1 Samuel found among the Dead Sea Scrolls: 1Q7 Samuel (1QSam), 4Q51 Samuela (4QSama), 4Q52 Samuelb (4QSamb) & 4Q53 Samuelc (4QSamc).

Thanks to these four manuscripts, at least some of the text from 30 of the 31 chapters of 1 Samuel have been preserved (missing text from chapter 13), showing us what the text of this historical book looked like over 2000 years ago.

One of the most striking things about these manuscripts are their correlations with the text of the Greek Septuagint (translated around 250-200 BCE) compared to that of the Masoretic text (produced 1000+ CE). Striking enough were these similarities/correlations of the text, that the scholars who produced The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible were led to declare the following:

These manuscripts have also helped to realign scholars’ assessments of the value of the ancient Septuagint translation. Traditionally, when the Septuagint differed from the Masoretic Text (which had been considered the Hebrew original), the Septuagint was routinely thought to be a “free” translation (or even a paraphrase, or just plain wrong). The Hebrew manuscripts of Samuel found at Qumran, however, very often agree with the Septuagint when it differs from the Masoretic Text. This demonstrates that the Septuagint was translated from a Hebrew text form similar to that of the Qumran manuscripts. The problem in assessing the Septuagint, as with so many historical documents, had been with scholars’ vision and criteria, not with the data… the important lesson here is that the Septuagint is not a free or false rendering, but rather a generally [trustworthy] translation of its Hebrew source.

Summary: the Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Tanakh actually demonstrates an older Hebrew version than the Masoretic. The problem wasn’t the Septuagint – but the Masoretic, which isn’t as close to the original Hebrew that people thought.

1Q7 Samuel (1QSam)
4Q51 Samuela (4QSama)
4Q52 Samuelb (4QSamb)
4Q53 Samuelc (4QSamc)

Edit: For all the above, please refer to the Downloads Page

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Downtime & Update

July 4th, 2012

First of all, my apologies for the downtime. Unfortunately, TWTY website was compromised by some malicious software, which effectively caused me to have to change webservers, and to also rebuild the website.

Thankfully, I had backups of practically everything, so now the site should be restored in full.

My apologies also to those who’ve had difficulty with the links in the Downloads page. They should now be back to full working order 🙂

I used this opportunity to change the address that the Forums were on (forum.thewaytoyahuweh.com is now http://forums.thewaytoyahuweh.com), and to also revamp the forums with a new look 🙂

Coincidentally, the downtime coincided with a new update that I was going to post up on TWTY, which I am now doing: Questioning Paul Review Part 2: The Eyewitness Accounts/The Messiah’s Words.

There will also be open discussion on this in the forum in the following thread: Forum Discussion.

Downloads Page

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