The Jewish Bible: A Jps Guide

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-06
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
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Project advisors: Shalom Paul, Fred Greenspahn, and Ziony ZevitThe newest JPS Guide--a clear and concise handbook to the Tanakh 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 midrashIn 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.

Table of Contents

What Is the Bible?p. 1
How the Bible Became "the Bible"p. 13
The Origins of the Hebrew Bible Textp. 19
The Torah Scrollp. 25
Public Reading of the Torahp. 29
A Short History of Bible Translationsp. 33
The Matter of Gender in the JPS Torah Translationp. 51
Storytelling in the Biblep. 57
Biblical Lawp. 69
Biblical Poetryp. 77
The Books of the Prophetsp. 91
Wisdom Literaturep. 97
Methods of Bible Studyp. 107
Commentaries on the Biblep. 121
Midrashp. 153
Summaries of the Books of the Biblep. 169
Glossaryp. 217
Family Tree of the Torahp. 246
Weights and Measures in the Biblep. 248
Timeline of Biblical Eventsp. 251
Chronology of the Prophetsp. 258
Chronology of the Monarchiesp. 259
Familiar Quotations from the Biblep. 260
Maps of Biblical Landsp. 263
A Short List of Recommended Books and Websitesp. 272
Bibliography of Works Citedp. 277
Contributorsp. 280
Indexp. 282
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