JPS TANAKH: The Holy Scriptures: The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text / Edition 1

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Overview

This translation of Tanakh, the Holy Scriptures, produced by the Jewish Publication Society, was made directly from the traditional Hebrew text into the idiom of modern English.
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Time Magazine

“Turns Holy Writ into fresh, understandable, contemporary language. A landmark of Jewish religious scholarship.”—Time

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827603660
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • Publication date: 11/1/1985
  • Series: Bible Titles Series
  • Edition description: Student Edition; blue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1624
  • Sales rank: 95,273
  • Product dimensions: 4.98 (w) x 7.03 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Preface

This translation of Tanakh, the Holy Scriptures, produced by the Jewish Publication Society, was made directly from the traditional Hebrew text into the idiom of modern English. It represents the collaboration of academic scholars with rabbis from the three largest branches of organized Jewish religious life in America. Begun in 1955, the ongoing translation, was published in three main stages: The Torah in 1962, The Prophets (Neviim) in 1978, and The Writings (Kethuvim) in 1982. These three volumes, with revisions, are now brought together in a complete English Tanakh (Torah-Neviim-Kethuvim), the latest link in the chain of Jewish Bible translations.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2001

    The most readable Bible I've found

    I really enjoy this translation of the Bible. This is the first translation I've found that breaks the translation down into standard English paragraphs that read the way a story is expected to read. Most translations create a new paragraph for every 'verse' of every chapter. This translation instead makes most 'verses' into separate sentences as part of larger paragraphs. Even though it may not be a 'perfect' translation (I doubt there is such a thing, which is why people go back and study the original in the original language), it really is VERY good. Further, it is truly readable and enjoyable. I highly recommend this book

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