I often see books titled "NaKh Mevoar" or "Rashi Mevoar". What does the word "Mevoar" mean?

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    – Lee
    Jan 4, 2016 at 13:25
  • It might be on topic. Are you asking specifically in the contexts of titles of books?
    – Seth J
    Jan 4, 2016 at 17:44
  • I've seen this term translated as "illustrated". It's not the best translation, because in English, this word really means "explained by using examples, charts or pictures" (Google). Some "mevo'ar" books do this, but, they are few.
    – DanF
    Jan 4, 2016 at 19:16

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מבואר: "Made clear" or "explained." Root is bet-aleph-raish.

Deuteronomy 1:5 said Moses began באר את-התורה "be'er et haTorah" -- "to explain the law." (JPS has "to expound", same idea.)

Deuteronomy 27:8 says to write the Torah on some stones "ba'er heiteiv." Heiteiv means "very well." It's translated as: "a clear script" (Kaplan), or "very plainly" (JPS).

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