The Five Books of Moses: The Schocken Bible, Volume 1

The Five Books of Moses: The Schocken Bible, Volume 1

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by Everett Fox
     
 
Widely acclaimed by Bible scholars and theologians of every denomination, Everett Fox's masterful translation re-creates the echoes, allusions, alliterations, and wordplays of the Hebrew original. Together with its extensive commentary and illuminating notes, this unique translation draws the reader closer to the authentic living voice of the Bible.

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Widely acclaimed by Bible scholars and theologians of every denomination, Everett Fox's masterful translation re-creates the echoes, allusions, alliterations, and wordplays of the Hebrew original. Together with its extensive commentary and illuminating notes, this unique translation draws the reader closer to the authentic living voice of the Bible.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A binding religious text, a historical document of the first importance, and a work of great literary imagination." —Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book Review

"Fox's translation has the rare virtue of making constantly visible in English the Hebraic quality of the original, challenging preconceptions of what the Bible is really like. A bracing protest against the bland modernity of all the recent English versions of the Bible." —Robert Alter, professor of comparative literature, University of California, Berkeley

"No serious Bible reader—whether Jewish, Christian, or secular—can afford to ignore this volume." —Jon D. Levenson, Harvard Divinity School

Library Journal
Based on the Buber-Rosenzweig translation of the Hebrew Bible, completed in 1960, Fox's new rendering of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy is a breathtaking translation that captures the beautiful, majestic, and dynamic character of biblical Hebrew. In his translation, Fox (Jewish studies, Clark Univ.) lovingly caresses the language of the Bible so that readers may listen to it as it was heard and read by its earliest Jewish audience. Listen, for example, to his rendering of Exodus 3:14, the encounter between God and Moses: "God said to Moshe:/Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh/I will be-there howsoever I will be there." Fox provides keen and insightful notes and commentary, and the introductions to each book are crisp and fresh. The Five Books of Moses demonstrates the living character of scripture in the modern world. An essential purchase for all libraries.-Henry L. Carrigan Jr., Westerville P.L., Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805211191
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Schocken Bible Series
Pages:
1056
Sales rank:
268,283
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

Everett Fox holds the Allen M. Glick Chair in Judaic and Biblical Studies at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is also the translator of Give Us a King!, a new translation of Samuel I and II.

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The Five Books of Moses: The Schocken Bible, Volume 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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BatyahBF More than 1 year ago
Because the translator, Professor Fox, explains exactly what the nuances of the Hebrew text imply as well as literally say, the meaning of the scripture becomes more understandable and meaningful. This is especially true if your knowledge of Hebrew texts is limited or non-existent. When you read this translation, along with another text e.g. the King James Bible or the JPS Tenach, you will note the disparities in translation and the subtle meanings that are lost without Prof. Fox details. For me, this is an wonderful addition to my library and I wholeheartedly recommend it to others.