The Jewish Study Bible: Jewish Publication Society Tanakh Translation

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Oxford University Press, 2004 - Education - 2190 pages
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The Jewish Study Bible is a one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. Nearly forty scholars worldwide contributed to the translation and interpretation of the Jewish Study Bible, representing the best of Jewish biblical scholarship available today. A committee of highly-respected biblical scholars and rabbis from the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism movements produced this modern translation.

No knowledge of Hebrew is required for one to make use of this unique volume. The Jewish Study Bible uses The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation.

Since its publication, the Jewish Study Bible has become one of the most popular volumes in Oxford's celebrated line of bibles. The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life.

* Informative essays that address a wide variety of topics relating to Judaism's use and interpretation of the Bible through the ages.
* In-text tables, maps, and charts.
* Tables of weights and measures.
* Verse and chapter differences.
* Table of Scriptural Readings.
* Glossary of technical terms.
* An index to all the study materials.
* Full color New Oxford Bible Maps, with index.
 

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User Review  - linedog1848 - LibraryThing

Raised in the evangelical Christian tradition, I am a student of all faiths, and found the JPS Tanakh study version a phenomenal source for alternate translations and an eminently readable, invaluable ... Read full review

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User Review  - jeffd1830 - LibraryThing

When I purchased this Tanakh I was mostly interested in the translation it contains, and curious about the commentary, but I was very pleased to discover the numerous lengthy essays included in the ... Read full review

Contents

TORAH
1
NEVIIM
451
KETHUVIM
1275
ESSAYS
1827
Tables and Charts
2105

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About the author (2004)

Michael Fishbane is at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.

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