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Jewish Bible : A JPS Guide (Paperback)

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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.

A companion reference to the Jewish Bible instructs beginner through advanced students on basic biblical facts, including the Bible's origins and organization, the histories of its translations and popular methods of study, providing supplemental summaries of biblical books and a glossary of terms.
Number of Pages: 291
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Reference, Bible / Criticism + Interpretation / Old Testament, Judaism / Sacred Writings (see also Talmud)
Series Title: Jps Guide
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Language: English
Street Date: October 6, 2008
TCIN: 11970518
UPC: 9780827608511
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-1518
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