HRV Update (April 13th, 2003)
- Shalom all,
Many of you have been emailing and calling asking for an update on the
progress of the publication of the HRV Complete Bible.
(this has had the unfortunate effect of slowing down progress).
As you all know publication has been delayed by a number of factors,
including the discovery and inclusion of the Hebrew text of the Book of
Hebrews (the HRV NT Book of Hebrews had been based only on the Aramaic text
of this book). Many of you have asked about this discovery and so in the
near future I will send out more details.
At the end of March we had completed the editing and proofreading of the
HRV Bible on a book by book basis. The plan had been to deal with each
book in a separate file and then when the work on each was completed, to
merge the 66 books (plus preface and other sections) into a single
file. (At this point we had planned to be "done" and sending the HRV to
Unfortunately we found that when we tried to "cut and paste" one file on to
the end of the other all formatting was "screwed up" on the second
file. For example all double columns became single columns and all single
columns became double columns; all bold text became regular and all regular
text became bold, and font sizes were no longer correct. As a result I am
having to go through the whole HRV Complete Bible and correct the
formatting. This process began on Sunday April 6th and I am working all
day (way more than 8 hours a day) six days a week on the reformatting. The
reason I have not sent out an update until now is that all of my time is
being consumed in this process of reformatting and I have not taken time
until now to write up a more current update.
Today is Sunday April 13th and to date I have finished reformatting the
books marked with an *:
(Note that many of the longer books have been complete and many that remain
are shorter. I would say I am about halfway through the Tanak-- also note
that (for reasons to long to explain here) I started with the last two
books and then went back and started from the beginning.)
*Divrei HaYamim Alef
*Divrei HaYamim Beit
(I have not listed the NT books since I have not started reformatting them
At this point I am going to project that it will take another week to two
weeks to finish the reformatting and another week after that for a final
edit and proof reading (although we have completed proofreading, the
reformatting will require a final proofread to make sure nothing was
"damaged" in the process of reformatting it). Then the HRV should be ready
to go to the printer.
I will post more updates as this process moves forward.
Please do not call and ask how progress is coming along. The only one here
that can answer this question is myself and it is counter productive for me
to stop the work on reformatting to answer these calls. Such callers will
be directed to the webpage update which should be updated within the next
24 hours from now ("now" is Sunday the 13th of April).
If you call and leave a voice message we will not be able to return the
call for the same reason given above. Our voice mail greeting message
directs anyone calling about HRV progress to the website updates. If you
email asking about progress you will simply get a copy of this update,
again for the same reasons given above.
Please be patient. We are wanting to do this carefully and correctly. We
are dealing with the Word of Elohim here and the upmost care is warranted.