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Complete Jewish Bible: An English Version of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and B'rit Hadashah (New Testament)

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12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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A fine translation, correctly emphasizing the Jewishness of Jewish scriptures whose main intent was to bear witness to the arrival of the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Christ). It's about time that a translator correctly substituted the word 'Messiah'/'Ma...
A fine translation, correctly emphasizing the Jewishness of Jewish scriptures whose main intent was to bear witness to the arrival of the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Christ). It's about time that a translator correctly substituted the word 'Messiah'/'Mashiach' for 'Christ' in an English New Testament. The title 'Christ' comes from the Greek word 'Christos,' and is merely a translation of the Hebrew title 'Messiah'/'Mashiach.' It was entirely appropriate for Stern to substitute the word 'Messiah' or 'Mashiach' every place that the word 'Christ' occurs in the New Testament. After all, this is a translation, not a transliteration, and the goal of translation is to carry over actual meaning from one language to another. 'Christos' means 'Messiah,' and therefore it SHOULD BE translated as 'Messiah.' Whether you regard Jesus as the Messiah or not is beside the point. Be assured, however, that Jesus is, indeed, the Jewish Messiah: According to Daniel 9, the priestly and prophetic offices/ministries of the Messiah had to be fulfilled before the destruction of the 2nd Temple. The 2nd Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. Jesus fulfilled and performed the relevant priestly and prophetic offices of the Messiah before the 2nd Temple was destroyed. Jesus is thus the only candidate for Messiah. Therefore if Jesus is not the Messiah then there is no Messiah. So, if the Messiah comes, be assured it will be a 'second coming,' since the Messiah had to (and did) come before the 2nd temple was destroyed. When Jesus comes again he will fulfill all things pertaining to the royal office of the Messiah, and will reign as a priestly king, 'after the order of Melchizedek'--(Psalm 110:4 Hebrews 5:6 et al.).

posted by Anonymous on August 6, 2007

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8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Messianic Scholarship

I am greatly sadden by what this book. It seeks to represents a true textual stance of what is meant to be understood in the Greek. Which in fact does the Geek texts no justice. His lack of Hebraic detial concerning many misunderstood passages remain just as botched and...
I am greatly sadden by what this book. It seeks to represents a true textual stance of what is meant to be understood in the Greek. Which in fact does the Geek texts no justice. His lack of Hebraic detial concerning many misunderstood passages remain just as botched and misconstrued in his version as is found in all English translations that exist. Such examples of the word Nomos in Galatians is falsely understood to mean Torah in all its cases of which he seeks to translate it as.

posted by Anonymous on November 25, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Excellent Bible version

    This version really opens up the roots of Christianity and helps put the many Jewish concepts and traditions into perspective.

    The only reason I give 4/5 instead of 5/5 is the table of contents. Hopefully the publisher or Author reads these comments, because the Table of Contents needs improvement for an ebook of this size. It is rather difficult to navigate.

    You should add a clickable table of contents to each CHAPTER of each book. A book like Psalms takes a TON of scrolling to get to the later chapters.

    Another NookBook Bible has each Book name link to a list of all the chapters in another set of links. And ALL the notes (like the superscript numbers) link to their respective notes. (See the NIV Christian Recovery Bible for an example of this system.)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Difficulty

    I LOVE THIS BIBLE, HENCE IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST BOOKS I BOUGHT. THE POBLEM IS THERE IS NO CONTENT PAGE. FLIPPING FROM CHAPTER ONE TO 300 IS A PAIN. THE SERMON WILL BE OVER BY THE TIME I FIND MY CHAPTER AND VERSE: PLEASE FIX THIS PLEASE!!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2012

    Great translation as far as translations go. Still holds the bia

    Great translation as far as translations go. Still holds the bias of the translator that you do not get when you read and know the original. In all the message is there.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2011

    Highly Recommended for all Israel and "Real Jews" who follow Messiah Yeshua.

    Just a quick not for the negative reviews mentioned above. Yes God is Truth. To be a real Jew you have to accept the Messiah Yeshua(Jesus) as the Jewish Messiah which He is or you are not a Jew at all. He is The Alpha and the Omega. Whoever does not accept this is fighting God. You will see the destruction of Israel in the near future as they have rejected the Messiah Yeshua. Don't believe me? Wait and see what happens. It's in prophecy and in Revelation and comes straight from Messiah's mouth. This is a great book and especially for those who are seeking Yeshua and need His Love. If you tell people this is not a good book you are doing the works of the adversary and turning God's children away from Him. People need to understand that this book and any Bible are for learning about His Love for us. We all need it and anyone refuting this is a liar and selfish. Please DO NOT slander the Word of God again and turn people away from Him. There are so many lost people in this world who are suffering and need to read about Him.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Great Bible. We needed the Jewish view and notes.

    Now the 1 thing I do not like is if I want to go to for example
    Ezekiel 40 I choose Ezekiel but there is no chapter # to choose from I have to keep flipping pages or move the page ball and hopefully find it.

    Fix that problem and this is a great Bible.

    I like this Bible as it brings the Jewishness back to us

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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