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I did a quick search and came up with the following two responsa: Teshuvos Vehanhagos 1:548 (found here) forbids it, based on the fact that it is dangerous to interact and join together with the heretics that run it, and also that it supports those who interpret Tanach against traditional interpretations: שאלה: נשאלתי אם מותר להשתתף בחידון תנ"ך. ...


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A partial answer. There is a man named @Alex. He is known to possess large amounts of Jewish law and literature. He teaches a Talmud Daf Yomi class. He has also participated in the Chidon Tanach. I don't know if he would agree with others participating, but it seems reasonable to say that he would agree to it personally. Although he is not a known posek, it ...


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For the views of Christians concerning the Septuagint, consult 'Septuagint Version' in Catholic Encyclopedia (online), International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (online), The Anchor Bible Dictionary, The New Interpreter's Bible Dictionary, and The Oxford Companion to the Bible. For a scholarly Jewish viewpoint, consult Encyclopedia Judaica and Jewish ...


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I think that for the most part, Jewish translations of the Bible are made directly from the original Hebrew text into the given foreign language, rather than translated from one foreign language into another1. So, while it's likely that there are Jewish Bible translations out there in Aramaic, Arabic, Spanish, German, Russian, Yiddish, English, etc., most of ...


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יַגְדִּיל is not an adjective, but a hifil verb form of the גדל root, and the same for יַאְדִּיר. In my Artscroll machzor at hand it is translated as that the Torah be made great and glorious. Therefore, yagdil is the be made great and yaadir is the be made glorious. So an awkward, but more literal translation would be: Hashem desired, for the sake of its ...


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Both the Samaritan Pentateuch and Greek Septuagint explicitly state that the time span of 430 years covers the entire period of wandering, in both Egypt and Canaan : Exodus 12 according to the Samaritan Pentateuch : 40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel and fathers of them, who dwelt in Canaan and in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty ...


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