The Jewish Study Bible is a one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. Nearly forty scholars worldwide contributed to the translation and interpretation of the Jewish Study Bible, representing the best of Jewish biblical scholarship available today. A committee of highly-respected biblical scholars and rabbis from the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism movements produced this modern translation.
No knowledge of Hebrew is required for one to make use of this unique volume. The JSB uses The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation, whose name is an acronym formed from the Hebrew initials of the three sections into which the Hebrew Bible is traditionally divided (Torah, Instruction; Nevi'im, Prophets; and Kethubim, Writings).
Since its publication, the Jewish Study Bible has become one of the most popular volumes in Oxford's celebrated line of bibles. The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life. The Jewish Study Bible is a perfect, uniquely affordable resource for both students and general readers.
* Informative essays that address a wide variety of topics relating to Judaism's use and interpretation of the Bible through the ages.
* In-text tables, maps, and charts.
* Tables of weights and measures.
* Verse and chapter differences.
* Table of Scriptural Readings.
* Glossary of technical terms.
* An index to all the study materials.
* Full color New Oxford Bible Maps, with index.
This study Bible will guide anyone desiring a fuller understanding of the Bible and its interpretations, as well as of the history of Jewish tradition in general and some of the insights of the Torah in particular. It's a full Bible (the Jewish Publication Society's Tanakh translation), with accessible introductions, annotations, and background and interpretative essays that provide a guide to the meaning of the text, the history of its Jewish interpretation, and the historical contexts in which it was redacted. All its contributors are distinguished scholars from a wide range of academic institutions; they employ state-of-the-art methods of interpretation but are sensitive to classical Jewish interpretations and the place of the Bible in Jewish life. This work contains material about the languages of the Bible, chronologies, tables and charts, full-color and line drawing maps, and a full glossary of technical terms. The index to the entirety of the study materials, keyed by page number, facilitates pursuing particular topics through the full range of the study materials. A much-needed resource, this study Bible will form a core reference work of any library, and circulating copies should be made available for the public. Highly recommended without reservation for all libraries.-David B. Levy, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day Sch., Rockville, MD Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.