Understanding Genesis by Nahum M. Sarna
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Understanding Genesis
By Nahum M. Sarna

Understanding Genesis

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Understanding Genesis by Nahum M. Sarna

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"This book...is designed to make the Bible of Israel intelligible, relevant and, hopefully, inspiring to a sophisticated generation, possessed of intellectual curiosity and ethical sensitivity." - NYT Book Review.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805202533
ISBN-10: 0805202536
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 21mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Schocken Books
Publisher: Schocken Books
Publish Date: 21-Dec-1966
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Nahum M. Sarna

JPS Torah Commentary Series by Nahum M. Sarna JPS Torah Commentary Series, Hardback (May 1996)

Written by four outstanding Torah scholars, the JPS Torah Commentary Series represents a fusion of the best of the old and new. Utilizing the latest research to enhance our understanding of the biblical text, it takes its place as one of the most authoritative yet accessible Bible commentaries of our day.

JPS Torah Commentary by Nahum M. Sarna JPS Torah Commentary, Hardback (January 1994)

Guides readers through the words and ideas of the "Torah". This volume includes the traditional Hebrew text, with cantillation notes, the JPS translation of the Holy Scriptures, aliyot breaks, Masoretic notes, and commentary by a distinguished Hebrew Bible scholar integrating classical and modern sources.

Torah by Nahum M. Sarna Torah, Hardback (January 1992)

The Torah is the essence of Jewish tradition; it inspires each successive generation. The current JPS translation, based on classical and modern sources, is acclaimed for its fidelity to the ancient Hebrew.

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US Kirkus Review » This is the first volume in a series aimed at an intelligent, relevant, and inspiring exposition of the Bible of Israel for sophisticated modern readers. The author develops the interpretative position for this volume in terms that avoid pious sentimentality, on the one hand, and a sterilized critical scholasticism, on the other. His treatment of the Genesis accounts of the beginnings of Israel is familiar with the parallel circumstances and influential factors existing in the ancient world in which Israel took shape as a people. At the same time, he makes clear the selective and adaptive character of the way in which Israel used and recreated these ancient resources so that they take on an almost entirely new significance. The result is a work of high scholarship, at the same time within the understanding of the serious lay reader; and valuable equally to those of the Jewish and Christian communities. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author Biography - Nahum M. Sarna

Nahum M. Sarna is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University. Author of Exploring Exodus and On the Book of Psalms, he is an editor and translator of the Jewish Publication Society's translation of the Bible.

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