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JPS TANAKH: The Holy Scriptures (blue): The New JPS Translation according to the Traditional Hebrew Text: The Jewish Bible

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Regarded throughout the English-speaking world as the standard English translation of the Holy Scriptures, the JPS TANAKH has been acclaimed by scholars, rabbis, lay leaders, Jews, and Christians alike. The JPS TANAKH is an entirely original translation of the Holy Scriptures into contemporary English, based on the Masoretic (the traditional Hebrew) text. It is the culmination of three decades of collaboration by academic scholars and rabbis, representing the three largest branches of organized Judaism in the United States. Not since the third century b.c.e., when 72 elders of the tribes of Israel created the Greek translation of Scriptures known as the Septuagint has such a broad-based committee of Jewish scholars produced a major Bible translation.

In executing this monumental task, the translators made use of the entire range of biblical interpretation, ancient and modern, Jewish and non-Jewish. They drew upon the latest findings in linguistics and archaeology, as well as the work of early rabbinic and medieval commentators, grammarians, and philologians. The resulting text is a triumph of literary style and biblical scholarship, unsurpassed in accuracy and clarity.

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"Turns Holy Writ into fresh, understandable, contemporary language. A landmark of Jewish religious scholarship."

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  • PDF | 1622 pages
  • Jewish Publication SocietyInc.(Editor)
  • The Jewish Publication Society; 1st Special-format Ed edition (1 Nov. 1985)
  • English
  • 9
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By Vergil Wolf on 13 February 2017

    This religious text is the best I've come across thus far. It appears to stay as true to the original Hebrew Bible as possible unlike some other editions/versions of the Bible which have been tampered with and altered in some way. Not that it's always a bad thing, but I'd rather read the legitimate, original thing as opposed to texts being edited to fit the ends of particular religious sects. It is highly readable and surprisingly easy to understand despite its direct translation from Hebrew to English. The book cover is a lovely deep blue with metallic golden colour text, really pleasing to the eye. It also arrived really quick, a bonus considering I used Super Saver Delivery. It came the day after it was dispatched.Pleased with the book and the service I give this a full 5 star rating.

  • By Mims on 14 June 2017

    As described. Wonderful book to have.

  • By OL on 11 January 2016

    Firstly I love the JPS text, and I have a well thumbed printed edition.My problem is the Kindle implementation/edition.It doesn't work properly on my Kindle Paperwhite. When I try to select a chapter in a particular book, I am offered the footnotes for that chapter, not taken to the actual chapter. The only solution I have found is to set the text at the smallest size and leaf through till I come to the chapter I want and then reset the text to a readable size. That is NOT a sustainable solution as it is so time consuming and clumsy.It works fine on my Fire HD 7, but my Paperwhite is the device I use for reading, so it is a waste of money.


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