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I apologize once again for having to undo your work, I know you must have put in a large amount of time editing this article (and quite a few edits i find helpful), but please consider the vast amount of hours I spent researching the article detail and creating it. Below is a partial list of reasons for my revert;
Changing "Divrei Torah" ref. to "Torah study"! (the former is a book, the latter a mitzvah)
Changing the Mincha offering from plant life form to vegetable? (veg's -per common english usage- are not sacrificed on the mizbeach)
Kohanim the levites, sons of.. The word "the" does not exist in orig. text (if need be -for clarification- it may be inserted in brackets)
Largscale change of Kohanim to priests (this seems to be pending resolution at the Kohen:Talk page)
The above are just a few mistakes that can be easily avoided where proper research taken on your part. But, as said above helpful edits have been made and I encourage you to try again. If you do not feel up to it or do not have the time I will go through the page and return those constructive additions of your contribution.--Marecheth Ho'eElohuth (talk) 19:27, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
Hello Marecheth HoeElohuth
The 3 items you have given, even if correct, could have been changed in 1 minute, they do not serve as an excuse for reverting all the spellings to non-standard spellings such as "book of Yechezkel" (sic).
How will anyone know what you mean by "Divrei Torah" if you fail to add proper footnotes?
"Changing the Mincha offering from plant life form to vegetable?" - that was just better English, we don't say "plant life form" unless we are from Mars.
"Kohanim the levites, sons of.." --- in regard to Ancient Israel WP:RS use "priests"
I disagree that the error's you've made on this article are "minor", this case shows a lack of proper research on your part and neglect of tremendous efforts of other editors.--Marecheth Ho'eElohuth (talk) 20:42, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
No personal attacks, please, instead comment on the content, not on the contributor. That's policy. See below for comments on the deplorable current state of the article. Andrewa (talk) 06:49, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
Hi Marecheth Ho'eElohuth, aside from WP:EN, please see WP:PSTS.
At the very least if publication years, editions, ISBNs, languages, are not going to added the sources should at least be wikilinked so that Wikireaders can click through to the primary sources:
not as 3. ^ Midrash ha-Gadol to Bereishit 6:4 et al.
instead 3. ^ Midrash HaGadol on Genesis 6:4, in Mordecai Margulies, editor and introduction, Midrash haggadol on the Pentateuch. Genesis. Edited From the Various Manuscripts Mosad Haraw Kook, Jerusalem 1947, reprinted 1975. ISBN.
FYI This is what happens when these refs are wikilinked:
54. ^ Additional aspects disproving that association include a Chazalic mention that the Sadduccee and Boethusian groups favored using vessels of Gold and Silver whereas the common vessel usage of Kohanim -to negate transmission of Tumah- where typically of stone
The following is a closed discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
The result of the proposal was moved. The precision argument by andrewa is persuasive and there is no evidence (below) that reliable sources overwhelmingly use the longer title. --regentspark (comment) 13:37, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
Comment: Current lead reads In the context of the written Torah, the Kohanim sons of Tzadok (Hebrew: הכהנים בני צדוק) are a family of Kohens (Jewish priests) who are of patrilineal descent from Zadok, the first high priest (Kohen Gadol) to serve in the first temple. Based on the Book of Ezekiel, this specific Kohanic family proved themselves as loyal to the service of Yahweh in terms of not submitting to the then popular theme of idol worship -as did the general population of Jerusalem as well as the Kohanim (plural form of Kohen). The book of Yechezkel details that the family line of Kohanim, sons of Tzadok, will execute the primary services in The Third Temple. According to Oral Torah ("Masorah"), the choosing and appointing of the Kohen Gadol depends on the appointee being of the progeny of Tzadok. As well, the Jewish establishment of the Second Temple -upon return from Babylonian exile- included this specific prerequisite of the Kohen Gadol being of Tzadokite descent (my emphasis). What a mess! Is it Zadok or Tzadok, Ezekiel or Yechezkel? I'm sorry to be disparaging but these variant spellings with not even a note to say that they are variant spellings of the same word are a blatantly poor excuse for an encyclopedia article text. Fix that (see #Revert to Hebrew spellings 19:25, 13 September 2011 above) before quibbling about the title is my advice. Some links as to exactly which RS is being quoted in the discussion above would be good as well. Andrewa (talk) 06:42, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
Support per WP:precision: Be precise, but only as precise as necessary. There are no other Sons of Zadok likely to be the subject of an article, so use of the longer phrase however common it turned out to be (and I'm skeptical of that too) is unjustified. I note that this seems to be simply reverting a previous and apparently undiscussed move . Andrewa (talk) 08:43, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
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The Sons of Zadok remain hidden to the goyim...at least this one anyway. This Wiki entry is too obscurantist for the lay person. For example, what is "Chazalic"? The term hits you like a slap in the face by a smug Professor :P