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(1.00) (Neh 7:5)

tn Heb “the book of genealogy.”

(0.87) (Neh 12:23)

tn Or “the Book of the Official Records”; NRSV “the Book of the Annals”; NLT “The Book of History.”

(0.86) (Est 10:2)

tn Or “the Book of the Official Records.”

(0.86) (Ezr 4:15)

tn Aram “the book of the minutes.”

(0.71) (Rev 20:12)

tn Grk “another book was opened, which is of life.”

(0.71) (Gen 5:1)

tn Heb “book” or “roll.” Cf. NIV “written account”; NRSV “list.”

(0.61) (Deu 28:61)

tn The Hebrew term תּוֹרָה (torah) can refer either (1) to the whole Pentateuch or, more likely, (2) to the book of Deuteronomy or even (3) only to this curse section of the covenant text. “Scroll” better reflects the actual document, since “book” conveys the notion of a bound book with pages to the modern English reader. Cf. KJV, NASB, NRSV “the book of this law”; NIV, NLT “this Book of the Law”; TEV “this book of God’s laws and teachings.”

(0.57) (Rev 20:12)

tn Grk “from the things written in the books according to their works.”

(0.57) (Zec 7:12)

tn Heb “Torah”; the five books of Moses that make up the Pentateuch.

(0.57) (Job 22:22)

tn The Hebrew word here is תּוֹרָה (torah), its only occurrence in the book of Job.

(0.57) (Job 19:22)

sn Strahan comments, “The whole tragedy of the book is packed into these extraordinary words.”

(0.57) (Neh 8:5)

tn Heb “it”; the referent (the book) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

(0.57) (Neh 2:7)

tn Heb “beyond the river,” here and often elsewhere in the Book of Nehemiah.

(0.56) (Dan 8:1)

sn Dan 8:1 marks the switch from Aramaic (= 2:4b-7:28) back to Hebrew as the language in which the book is written in its present form. The remainder of the book from this point on (8:1-12:13) is in Hebrew. The bilingual nature of the book has been variously explained, but it most likely has to do with the book’s transmission history; see the note at 2:4.

(0.51) (Pro 26:13)

sn The Book of Fools covered vv. 1-12. This marks the beginning of what may be called the Book of Sluggards (vv. 13-16). Cf. this verse with 22:13.

(0.51) (2Sa 1:1)

sn This chapter is closely linked to 1 Sam 31. It should be kept in mind that 1 and 2 Samuel were originally a single book, not separate volumes. Whereas in English Bible tradition the books of Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, and Ezra-Nehemiah are each regarded as two separate books, this was not the practice in ancient Hebrew tradition. Early canonical records, for example, counted them as single books respectively. The division into two books goes back to the Greek translation of the OT and was probably initiated because of the cumbersome length of copies due to the Greek practice (unlike that of Hebrew) of writing vowels. The present division into two books can be a little misleading in terms of perceiving the progression of the argument of the book; in some ways it is preferable to treat the books of 1-2 Samuel in a unified fashion.

(0.51) (Deu 1:2)

sn Horeb is another name for Sinai. “Horeb” occurs 9 times in the Book of Deuteronomy and “Sinai” only once (33:2). “Sinai” occurs 13 times in the Book of Exodus and “Horeb” only 3 times.

(0.51) (Exo 17:14)

tn The presence of the article does not mean that he was to write this in a book that was existing now, but in one dedicated to this purpose (book, meaning scroll). See GKC 408 §126.s.

(0.50) (Rev 20:12)

tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so” to indicate the implied result of the books being opened.

(0.50) (Rom 2:17)

sn The law refers to the Mosaic law, described mainly in the OT books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

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