ISBN-10:
0195297547
ISBN-13:
9780195297546
Pub. Date:
11/06/2003
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
The Jewish Study Bible: featuring The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation / Edition 1

The Jewish Study Bible: featuring The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780195297546
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/06/2003
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 2208
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.90(d)

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The Jewish Study Bible: featuring The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
SharynR More than 1 year ago
I had a paperback copy of the Tanakh to use and wanted a hardcover. This one is just what I needed. The essays in the back include Inner-biblical Interpretation, The Bible in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Languages of the Bible. The explanations which are beside the verses offer a good study explanation.
jeffd1830 on LibraryThing 30 days ago
When I purchased this Tanakh I was mostly interested in the translation it contains, and curious about the commentary, but I was very pleased to discover the numerous lengthy essays included in the back of the book, all of which are interesting and many invaluable to a better understanding of the text.The running commentary along the text of the Tanakh is refreshing because it contains both rabbinic and scholarly, even critical, information. When placed along side a fairly conservative translation like the NJPS, the result is a well balanced book that "debates with itself" to allow the reader a full range of opinions to choose from. The short (typically one or two page) introductions at the beginning of each book provide useful historical context for the books, pulling them out from the "traditional understanding" and allowing them to be properly framed in the environment and circumstances under which they were written, or as close as we can get to uncovering that. I want to read the books to understand why they were written and what the original author, or authors, meant by their text, and this Tanakh allows me to do that better than any other Bible I have seen.
linedog1848 on LibraryThing 30 days ago
Raised in the evangelical Christian tradition, I am a student of all faiths, and found the JPS Tanakh study version a phenomenal source for alternate translations and an eminently readable, invaluable addition to studies in the Abrahamic religions. This is my stand-by, and the version I refer to whenever I find an insightful or unusual commentary on an "Old-Testament" text. This is my Gold Standard--alone amongst all other versions I've read in unbiased exploration of the hermeneutic history and alternative ideas of meaning, context, and translation.
MatthewThomas More than 1 year ago
The notes seem wonderful, but my volume is badly misprinted. The problem starts on page 1607, where the back side of the page - instead of being 1608 as expected - is 1656, jumping from Ecclesiastes into Daniel. Then for the next 50-100 pages, the right-hand sides frequently don't match up with the left-hand sides (for example, page 1692 is rendered alongside page 1645). So a large part of the Kethuvim (from Ecclesiastes through Nehemiah) is pretty much unusable. Other than that it seems like a great Bible with thoughtful and well-informed notes. I hope it's just my copy that's got the misprint, but given the magnitude of the error, I really can't see giving this more than one star.
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