Modern Literal Torah Translation: Genesis
Modern Literal Translation of the 1st Book of the Torah in English and Russian with sub-linear and interlinear layout.
It has been about 200 years since the publication of Young's Literal Translation (YLT) of the Bible. Up to this day, there are no new literal versions of the Torah in English except YLT. And no Russian literal version of the Torah exist at all. This project intends to produce literal translation of the text, in both languages, to allow those who interested in the Torah but do not know Hebrew very well to get an unbiased and precise (literal) version of the Torah.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROJECT IS FOR THE 1st BOOK OF THE TORAH (Genesis/Bereshit) ONLY. If funding for the first part is successful or if I will have to choose a stretch goal, I will produce the other four books.
PROJECT PAGE with Translation Samples in both languages is here: http://mytorahcommentary.blogspot.com/
Project's goal is to create two versions of the translation.
One will be a an Interlinear translation. Here is a sample:
The second version will be a Sublinear version. Here is a sample:
Here is a Russian Interlinear version:
And here is a Russian Sublinear version:
In total, there are going to be four versions: 1 English Interlinear, 1 Russian Interlinear, 1 English Sublinear and 1 Russian Sublinear.
All versions will be provided in a form of printable and searchable PDF files. Some backers will receive a hard copy as well.
As you can see from the images, the Hebrew Masoretic Text is presented in the Sofer Stam font, which basically mimics the actual Torah Scroll. I have specifically chosen this font to allow maximum readability of the Hebrew Masoretic Text.
As of today I have completed about 50% of the first book by myself, however, I desperately need funding so I can finish the job.
Also, I would love to hear from you about including Strong's numbers into the Sublinear versions.
I expect to complete the project in 4 month, by March 2015. However, I may complete it sooner (with God's help, of'course :)
The funding that I am requesting will be spend as follows:
1) 80% will go directly to support the project. These funds will help me to work on the project full-time.
2) 10% Kickstarter/Amazon/Bank fees
3) 10% Editing costs.
Please visit my web sites and my blog for more information about the project and myself.
Project's website is:
There you will find samples of the completed translation and the list of supporters of the project.
Thank you for your help,
Risks and challenges
I do not expect any problems and intend to complete the project on time or earlier.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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