HSH - 1951
Holy Scriptures (Harkavy)
Old Covenant
[Home] [Contacts] [Versions]

This version of the Holy Scriptures was revised in accordance with Jewish tradition and modern Biblical scholarship by Alexander Harkavy. The translator changed obsolete words and updated the spelling in the Leeser Version of 1814, which was based on the King James Version. He also paraphrased certain passages in order to achieve greater expliciteness.

The books follow the traditional Jewish order under Pentateuch, Prophets, and Writings. The text is in English. However, page headings are in both English and Hebrew. An index, tables for the readings of the Law and of the Haftaroth, and tables for family records are located at the end of the book.

Hebrew Publishing Company (1951)

[Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom]

Genesis 1: 1, 2

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Comparisons which include this version: