The Jewish Study Bible

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Adele Berlin, Marc Zvi Brettler, Michael A. Fishbane
Oxford University Press, 2004 - Religion - 2181 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 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).

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. The Jewish Study Bible is a perfect, uniquely affordable resource for both students and general readers.

* 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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I used this book in my history of religions class and it was interesting to use this in conjunction with the KJV. The side notes were very helpful. Read full review

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As a Christian, I appreciate this offering. It's interesting to read some of the Jewish translations and interpretations of what we call the Old Testament. However, I can't rate it any higher than 3 ... Read full review

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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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