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ISBN13: 9780827608542
ISBN10: 0827608543
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Regarded throughout the English-speaking world as the standard English translation of the Holy Scriptures, the JPS TANAKH has been acclaimed by scholars, rabbis, lay leaders, Jews, and Christians alike. The JPS TANAKH is an entirely original translation of the Holy Scriptures into contemporary English, based on the Masoretic (the traditional Hebrew) text. It is the culmination of three decades of collaboration by academic scholars and rabbis, representing the three largest branches of organized Judaism in the United States. Not since the third century b.c.e., when 72 elders of the tribes of Israel created the Greek translation of Scriptures known as the Septuagint has such a broad-based committee of Jewish scholars produced a major Bible translation.

In executing this monumental task, the translators made use of the entire range of biblical interpretation, ancient and modern, Jewish and non-Jewish. They drew upon the latest findings in linguistics and archaeology, as well as the work of early rabbinic and medieval commentators, grammarians, and philologians. The resulting text is a triumph of literary style and biblical scholarship, unsurpassed in accuracy and clarity.

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KIER8, July 8, 2008 (view all comments by KIER8)
The Jewish Publication Society's Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures is best one volume English translation of the Bible [OT] on the market. Unlike Christian translations, it is the based on the traditional Hebrew Masoretic text. It is result of decades of research into the translations and commentaries of Jewish and non-Jewish scholars throughout history, together with studies on Hebrew grammar, linguistics, archaeology , and Near Eastern culture by by a team of academic scholars and rabbis. The result is an accurate, clear translation in contemporary English that should be read by Jews and Christians alike.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780827608542
Subtitle:
The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text
Publisher:
The Jewish Publication Society
Translator:
Jewish Publication Society
Manufactured by:
Jewish Publication Society of America
Manufactured:
Jewish Publication Society of America
Manufactured:
Jewish Publication Society
Author:
Jewish Publication Society of America
Author:
Jewish Publication Society
Subject:
Bibles - Hebrew
Subject:
Other Translations - General
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Red leatherette binding
Publication Date:
20070301
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Red leatherette binding
Pages:
1664
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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