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February 24th, 2007

Back to Ruth

I really love the Book of Ruth. I keep coming back to it.

Like her, I am working in the fields (of graduate school), waiting for God's leading.
Like her, I have accepted the faith of my mother (her mother-in-law) and came to the land of God.
Like her, I am shown good favor, though I do not deserve it.

Last night I got the idea to read through Ruth in it's original language. I hear that the poetry is exquisite. Not that I could appreciate that high level of aesthetics as a beginner of Hebrew, but it is a place to start. It's only four chapters. It will be another project to add to my list^^ Now...where to find a Hebrew copy of the Tanakh?

After this, I really need to start my homework! :p

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Hebrew typing

I have had Hebrew enabled on my computer for months now, but I haven't tried to learn to type. Well, this is how Megan has fun on a weekend night!

Ruth 1:1

רוּת
ויהיה,בּימי שׁפט השׁפטים, ויהי רעב, בּארץ; ויּלך אישׁ מבּיט לחם יהוּדה, לגוּר בּשׂדי מוֹאב – הוּא וּא שׁתּוֹ, וּשׁני בניו
וַיְהִיה,בִּימֵי שְׁפֹט הַשׁפְטִים, וַיְהִי רָעָב, בָּאָרֶץ; וַיֵּלֶךְ אִישׁ מִבֵּיט לֶחֶם יְהוּדָה, לָגוּר בִּשְׂדֵי מוֹאָב – הוּא וְּאִ שׁתּוֹ, וּשְׁנֵי בָנָיו

The first line is without vowels and the second is with vowels. I probably mistyped a couple things, but, still^^ I am pleased :)

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