Technical
Technical

General.
Zipped archives of Tanach books.
Determining the text version, build number and build date/time of the site.
Log of recent releases of Tanach.xml.zip.

General

The Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex [UXLC] is contained in files in the Books directory having Unicode Hebrew characters with XML markup. The presented Tanach text, in all forms, is obtained from these formal electronic files. The files are formal in the following sense: Additional technical details are given in the XML files page. Hebrew text is provided by the server Server.xml to reduce download volumes.

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Zipped archives of Tanach books:

Zipped archives of Tanach books are available for a variety formats:

Format File
XML Tanach.xml.zip
Text Tanach.txt.zip
ODT Tanach.odt.zip
PDF Tanach.pdf.zip

All zipped files have full content (accents) and contain License information. The XML files in Tanach.xml.zip are the basis for the Hebrew text in all other formats. Only Tanach.xml.zip contains book files with Documentary Hypothesis (DH) markings. HTML files are not available in an archive file and must be individually downloaded.

Determining the text version, build number and build date/time of the site:

The text version appears in square brackets in the center top label of most pages, i.e. Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex [UXLC N.M] . Generally, text versions change more slowly than site builds documented by the build number. Differences between UXLC versions are documented on the Supplements page accessible through a link on the left side of the Home page..

The build number at the bottom right of each page consists of a major build number, a decimal point (.), and a minor build number. Changes in builds are described on the Changes page. Minor changes and bug fixes are undocumented as they usually consist of corrections imperceptible to the average user.

The build date/time has the format dd mmm yyyy hh:mm, i.e. 04 Oct 2020 16:25, and appears in parentheses in the TEI headers following the build number. It is the date/time of the most recent full construction of the site. It appears on each of the 4 outputs from the Book page: XML, Text, HTML, ODT. Generally, the build date/time changes much more frequently than the text version, [UXLC N.M], or the build number, X.Y.

The length and SHA-256 hash of the Tanach.xml.zip file is provided below to allow validation. The smallest perturbation of any contained file will greatly change the SHA-256 hash.

PropertyValue
Text versionUXLC 1.9
Build number27.0
Build date/time4 Jul 2023 00:00
Length2342790
SHA-256 hash9e5f96154257a36bbf9b1ce5ba01ba95a68b7aa009c652eab205615c6137ac83

The Previous versions page allows access to recent builds of the site. An edited log of recent releases of Tanach.xml.zip is also available.

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