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.
"Serious students of Judaism will want to have a copy of this outstanding and surprisingly affordable study Bible, which stands in the tradition of Oxford's great study Bibles."--Publishers Weekly, Religion Bookline "The Jewish Study Bible encompasses a monumental assembly of critical learning and acumen, representing the achievement of an entire generation of Jewish scholars. The commentaries are not only erudite but purposeful and theologically alert. A heroic undertaking, brilliantly conceived and executed with panache."--Jacob Neusner "Another superb holiday gift, especially appropriate for non-Orthodox Jews, is The Jewish Study Bible from Oxford University Press, which finally stands alongside the many verse-by-verse commentaries for Christians. This work also is recommended for serious-minded Christian readers."--Associated Press
|Maps and Diagrams|
|Introduction: What Is The Jewish Study Bible?|
|Preface to the 1985 JPS Edition|
|Alphabetical Listing of the Books of the Bible|
|Guide to Abbreviations and Terms|
|Torah: Introduction||p. 1|
|Genesis: Introduction and Annotations||p. 8|
|Exodus: Introduction and Annotations||p. 102|
|Leviticus: Introduction and Annotations||p. 203|
|Numbers: Introduction and Annotations||p. 281|
|Deuteronomy: Introduction and Annotations||p. 356|
|Nev'im: Introduction||p. 451|
|Joshua: Introduction and Annotations||p. 462|
|Judges: Introduction and Annotations||p. 508|
|First Samuel: Introduction and Annotations||p. 558|
|Second Samuel: Introduction and Annotations||p. 619|
|First Kings: Introduction and Annotations||p. 668|
|Second Samuel: Introduction and Annotations||p. 726|
|Isaiah: Introduction and Annotations||p. 780|
|Jeremiah: Introduction and Annotations||p. 917|
|Ezekiel: Introduction and Annotations||p. 1042|
|The Twelve Minor Prophets: Introductions and Annotations||p. 1139|
|Kethuvim: Introduction||p. 1275|
|Psalms: Introduction and Annotations||p. 1280|
|Proverbs: Introduction and Annotations||p. 1447|
|Job: Introduction and Annotations||p. 1499|
|The Scrolls: Introduction||p. 1563|
|The Song of Songs: Introduction and Annotations||p. 1564|
|Ruth: Introduction and Annotations||p. 1578|
|Lamentations: Introduction and Annotations||p. 1587|
|Ecclesiastes: Introduction and Annotations||p. 1603|
|Esther: Introduction and Annotations||p. 1623|
|Daniel: Introduction and Annotations||p. 1640|
|Ezra: Introduction and Annotations||p. 1666|
|Nehemiah: Introduction and Annotations||p. 1688|
|First Chronicles: Introduction and Annotations||p. 1712|
|Second Chronicles: Introduction and Annotations||p. 1765|
|Essays: Introduction||p. 1827|
|Inner-biblical Interpretation||p. 1829|
|Early Nonrabbinic Interpretation||p. 1835|
|Classical Rabbinic Interpretation||p. 1844|
|Midrash and Midrashic Interpretation||p. 1863|
|Medieval Jewish Interpretation||p. 1876|
|Post-medieval Jewish Interpretation||p. 1900|
|Modern Jewish Interpretation||p. 1908|
|The Bible in the Dead Sea Scrolls||p. 1920|
|The Bible in the Synagogue||p. 1929|
|The Bible in the Liturgy||p. 1937|
|The Bible in the Jewish Philosophical Tradition||p. 1948|
|The Bible in the Jewish Mystical Tradition: Background||p. 1976|
|The Glorious Name and the Incarnate Torah||p. 1979|
|The Bible in Israeli Life||p. 1990|
|Jewish Women's Scholarly Writings on the Bible||p. 2000|
|Jewish Translations of the Bible||p. 2005|
|The Religion of the Bible||p. 2021|
|Concepts of Purity in the Bible||p. 2041|
|Historical and Geographical Background to the Bible: Adapted||p. 2048|
|Languages of the Bible||p. 2062|
|Textual Criticism of the Bible||p. 2067|
|The Canonization of the Bible||p. 2072|
|The Development of the Masoretic Bible||p. 2077|
|The Modern Study of the Bible: Adapted||p. 2084|
|Reading Biblical Poetry||p. 2097|
|Tables and Charts: Weights and Measures||p. 2105|
|Tables and Charts: Timeline||p. 2106|
|Tables and Charts: Chronological Table of Rulers||p. 2110|
|Tables and Charts: Calendar||p. 2114|
|Tables and Charts: Tale of Biblical Readings||p. 2115|
|Tables and Charts: Chapter and Verse Differences||p. 2118|
|Translations of Primary Sources||p. 2120|
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Number Of Pages: 2208
Published: 4th January 2004
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 18.2 x 5.2
Weight (kg): 1.58