The Jewish Bible: A JPS Guide

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The Jewish Bible: A JPS Guide

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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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From the most trusted name in Jewish publishing comes an authoritative and accessible introduction to the Bible. The Jewish Bible includes contributions by today's leading Bible scholars and educators as well as: summaries of all the biblical books; an extensive glossary; colorful maps, charts, and tables; timelines and family trees.

-"In the world of the Bible, few names evoke more confidence than The Jewish Publication Society ... The Jewish Bible will quickly become the go-to book for casual and devoted students alike." --Bruce Feiler, author of Walking the Bible and Abraham

"An excellent resource... Clear and informative ...The reader will be enriched at every turn with a deeper understanding of the process by which the Bible has come down to us, and the many paths both to and from this text of texts." --Everett Fox, Allen M. Glick Professor of Judaic and Biblical Studies, Clark University

"Clearly written and beautifully organized .... Virtually all readers of the Bible--students both beginning and advanced, clergy and teachers--will find this volume a valuable resource... Christians may find something else here: insight into the rich tradition of Jewish biblical interpretation, and perhaps even encouragement for Christians and Jews to study together the texts we share." --Ellen F. Davis, professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School

The highly acclaimed JPS Guides Series is a collection of concise reference books, each on a topic of interest within Jewish studies: Other titles include: JPS Guide to Jewish Traditions JPS Guide to Jewish Women JPS Guide to American Jewish History JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words

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