Calling all Hebrew scholars! HELP!!

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dswatts

Puritan Board Freshman
Brethren,

I received a request today from a young man in our congregation who is about to be shipped off for his second deployment in Iraq. He recently became engaged to a beautiful young lady in our church, and would like my (and by 'my' I do mean 'your') help with a ring inscription.

He would like to use Song of Solomon 6:3...the leading phrase: "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine." Here is the difficulty: He wants it in Hebrew!

I, sad to say, have almost zero proficiency in the original languages, nor do I have the benefit of language software like BibleWorks (hope to remedy this soon, Lord willing).

He wants to be sure that he gets an accurate translation with the appropriate characters (is that even the right term?) and vowel points.

So please do all you can to provide me with a word.doc or something with that specific phrase in Hebrew, and I will be very grateful. You can send it to dswatts AT hot mail dot com.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Dwayne
 

westminken

Puritan Board Freshman
He should be able to pick a ring with that inscription from James Avery jewelers. There should be one in FW. If not, he can check at James Avery at Northpark mall in Dallas.
 

greenbaggins

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All you need to do is to download the Ezra SIL SR font, available here. Make sure you put that font into your microsoft fonts folder. Then it sill install, and you should be able to read it correctly.
 

fredtgreco

Vanilla Westminsterian
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All you need to do is to download the Ezra SIL SR font, available here. Make sure you put that font into your microsoft fonts folder. Then it sill install, and you should be able to read it correctly.


Yes. The link I had was Ezra SIL Hebrew Unicode Font

But Ezra is a unicode font, and far superior to the Bibleworks fonts. I would not be surprised if in a future iteration, Bibleworks goes away entirely from its fonts to unicode. It already has an option to import (paste) into an application as unicode.
 

Marrow Man

Drunk with Powder
He would like to use Song of Solomon 6:3...the leading phrase: "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine." Here is the difficulty: He wants it in Hebrew!

LOL, I actually have this on a ring I am wearing right now, a gift from my wife a few years ago. I suppose I could send you photos of the ring if that would help!

A question, though: do you really need the vowel points? That wasn't part of the original Hebrew.
 

Marrow Man

Drunk with Powder
Oops, should have read the subsequent posts as well. It seems others have already referenced the ring.

My ring, btw, only has the Hebrew characters, not the vowel points.
 

VictorBravo

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Jerusalem Blade

Puritan Board Professor
If you're going to have it engraved, and not buy it already done, you might want to get a Jewish jeweler who can engrave Hebrew.
 
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