The Jewish Study Bible: Featuring The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation

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Oxford University Press, Oct 31, 2003 - Bibles - 2000 pages
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Oxford University Press breaks exciting new ground in the field of study Bibles with The Jewish Study Bible. This innovative volume will, for the first time, offer readers of the Hebrew Bible a resource that is specifically tailored to meet their needs.
The JSB presents the center of gravity of the Scriptures where Jews experience it--in Torah. It offers readers the fruits of various schools of Jewish traditions of biblical exegesis (rabbinic, medieval, mystical, etc.) and provides them with a wealth of ancillary materials that aid in bringing the ancient text to life. The nearly forty contributors to the work represent the cream of Jewish biblical scholarship from the world over.
The JSB uses The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation, whose name is an acronym formed from the Hebrew initials of the three sections into which the Hebrew Bible is traditionally divided (Torah, Instruction; Nevi'im, Prophets; and Kethubim, Writings). A committee of esteemed biblical scholars and rabbis from the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism movements produced this modern translation, which dates from 1985. Unlike other English translations based upon such ancient versions as the Septuagint and Vulgate, which emend the Hebrew text, TANAKH is faithful to the original text.
Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist Jews, professors, students, rabbis: indeed, anyone interested in acquiring a fuller understanding of the riches of the Hebrew Bible will profit from reading The Jewish Study Bible.

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How do you rate a book of the Bible without sounding like an infidel? Leviticus is my least favorite book in the Bible. The Jewish study Bible contains extensive commentary. It gives many insights into Jewish thought and faith. Read full review

Contents

TORAH Introduction by Marc Zvi Brettler
1
Exodus Introduction and Annotations by Jeffrey H Tigay
102
Leviticus Introduction and Annotations by Baruch J Schwartz
203
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Adele Berlin is the Robert H. Smith Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Maryland. She has written numerous books and articles on biblical literature.

Marc Brettler is Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Literature and chair of the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. His main areas of research are religious metaphors and the Bible, biblical historical texts, and women and the Bible. He is the author of several
books and co-editor of The Jewish Study Bible.

Michael Fishbane is Nathan Cummings Professor of Jewish Studies, and Chair of the Committee on Jewish Studies, at the University of Chicago. Among his many books are "Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel"and "Judaism: Revelation and Traditions".