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Jewish Bible
By Jewish Publication Society Inc.

The Jewish Bible

A JPS Guide

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Jewish Bible by Jewish Publication Society Inc.

Book Description

A clear and concise handbook to the TANAKH Named one of the "Best of the Best from the University Presses: Books You Should Know About" by the Association of American University Presses. This new volume in the acclaimed JPS Guides series is an invaluable companion to the Jewish Bible, providing readers with ready access to important facts and Bible basics: how the Bible became the "Bible"; its origins, content, and organization distinctions between the Jewish Bible (the TANAKH) and Christian Bibles a short history of Bible translations, and how they differ Bible commentaries storytelling, poetry, law, prophecy, and Wisdom literature popular methods of Bible study finding meaning through midrash. In addition, there are summaries of all the biblical books; dozens of text boxes; an extensive glossary of Bible terms, places, and people; maps, charts, and tables; and large foldout timelines and family trees-all in color. Contributions are by leading Bible scholars and educators: Marc Zvi Brettler, Joyce Eisenberg, Michael Fishbane, Michael V. Fox, Leonard Greenspoon, Jill Hammer, Stuart Kelman, Adriane Leveen, David Mandel, Lionel Moses, Shalom Paul, Benjamin Edidin Scolnic, Ellen Scolnic, David E. S. Stein, Barry Dov Walfish, and Andrea Weiss.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780827608511
ISBN-10: 0827608519
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 14mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Jewish Publication Society
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jewish Publication Society Inc.

JPS, with distinguished advisors Shalom Paul, Fred Greenspahn, and Ziony Zevit, and a host of contributors who are Bible scholars and educators in their own right. About half the chapters are new pieces commissioned for this book, and half have been adapted from previously published volumes (Etz Hayim, How to Read the Bible, HET, JPS Commentary: Haftarot, Contemporary Torah). See contributors list, attached.

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