The JPS Bible Commentary: Haftarot

Overview

A National Jewish Book Award Finalist

The haftarot are an ancient part of Hebrew liturgy. These supplemental readings are excerpted from the Prophets (Nevi'im) and accompany each weekly Sabbath reading from the Torah as well as readings for special Sabbaths and festivals. Noted Bible scholar Michael Fishbane introduces each haftarah with an outline and discussion of how that passage conveys its meaning, and he follows it with observations on how it relates to the Torah portion ...

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Overview

A National Jewish Book Award Finalist

The haftarot are an ancient part of Hebrew liturgy. These supplemental readings are excerpted from the Prophets (Nevi'im) and accompany each weekly Sabbath reading from the Torah as well as readings for special Sabbaths and festivals. Noted Bible scholar Michael Fishbane introduces each haftarah with an outline and discussion of how that passage conveys its meaning, and he follows it with observations on how it relates to the Torah portion or special occasion. Individual comments, citing classical rabbinic as well as modern commentators, highlight ambiguities and difficulties in the Hebrew text, which appears in concert with the JPS translation. The haftarot are also put into biblical context by a separate overview of all prophetic books (except Jonah) that are excerpted in the haftarah cycle.

 

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David L. Lieber

“Without a doubt, the finest commentary on the Haftarot I have studied.”—David L. Lieber, President Emeritus and Skovron Distinguished Service Professor of Biblical Literature and Thought, University of Judaism
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827606913
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • Publication date: 5/2/2002
  • Series: JPS Bible Commentary Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 700
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Overview of this book
Introduction
Abbreviations and Other Conventions
The Commentary to the Haftarot
Haftarot for Weekly Readings
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Haftarot for Special Sabbaths
Haftarot for the Days of Awe
Haftarot for the Festivals
Haftarot for Weekday Occasions
Notes to the Commentary to the Haftarot
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