Technical Notes on the Amulet Page
Getting a Hebrew FontIf you are not getting the Hebrew in Hebrew (it will probably look like a bunch of accented Latin alphabet vowels), then you need to download a font that includes Hebrew in Unicode. There are numerous ones out there; I like David, but Arial Unicode MS, Tahoma [Tahoma Grande on the Mac] and Times New Roman all have Hebrew support. The latest version of Internet Explorer & Netscape come with Hebrew fonts, I believe. Of course, if you don't read Hebrew, why bother?
Regarding the amulet
ColorsAs far as I know, the amulet contains no colors. My use of colors on this page reflects a (not uncommon) feature of this amulet. The quotations from the Bible (Num. 6.22-27 & Psalm 121), in both cases, begin with the text for a few words (enough to identify the passage) and then continue it using only the first letter of each word. The Numbers passage then concludes with two complete words. I have used the blue letters (if you don't have color, please accept my apologies) to mark the portions of the text that are given only in the abbreviated fashion.
If this were in English the first three lines
might look something like this:
agypStspmnotI and I will bless them.
The tetragrammaton is represented
in several ways (only one of which is the tetragrammaton itself).
I have used red to indicate those places.
Hebrew readers will recognize the
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