Email Tips: Pronouncing Names

This "tip" was originally delivered on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 .

Having trouble pronouncing that name in the Bible? You are not alone.

There are thousands of names and places in the Bible from ancient Hebrew, Persia, Chaldea, etc.

Some Bibles come with pronunciation marks on the names. There is a table in the front of your Bible explaining how to use the marks.

There is an easier way than trying to fumble with the pronunciation hieroglyphs: an audio Bible.

Normally audio Bibles are divided into chapters. Once downloaded, just open the chapter with your trouble name, listen, practice, repeat.

Free MP3 Bibles are everywhere online. Search Google.

The best English recording of the King James Bible was done by Alexander Scourby, the greatest voice ever recorded. The Scourby files are available online for under twelve bucks.

Scourby Audio Bible

When you are having trouble pronouncing Mahershalalhashbaz or Phicol consult Scourby.

Happy listening!

Justin “mellifluous” Johnson

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