Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What does a Chinese chumash look like? Part II; how did Chinese Jews describe their Tanach?

Follow-up to this post. The account below is from the 1816 (first) volume of the missionary journal The Jewish Expositor and Friend of Israel. Since I know that not every reader will actually read the somewhat lengthy excerpt below, here is a sample of the interesting information contained: the word בראשית was pronounced by them as pielechitse; דברי הימים as tiveli haiamiim. More about their pronunciation and r/ l confusion to come in another post.

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