This is surprisingly, perhaps a real breakthrough. Now, I own it and read it. It has won acclaim from readers in all religious traditions. That being said, I would have given it five stars were it not for the paper. Despite studying these subjects in great depth over recent months, Levine provided some additional points of insight that will prove to be invaluable as I continue to explore the importance of these appointed times of the Lord and how they apply to believers today.
Nearly forty scholars worldwide contributed to the translation and interpretation of the Jewish Study Bible, representing the best of Jewish biblical scholarship available today. He had a known distaste for organized religion, which probably helped him ignore objections from some of his supposed colleagues in the Rabbinate. In the first edition, some essays are simply revised essays from the , but in this one, the editors sought completely new essays on the same topics while asking for revisions of previous ones. We cannot guarantee that additional materials originally included in a package will be included in your package. I have always respected the scholarship of Michael Fishbane, Carol Meyers, Jon Levenson, Jeffrey Tigay, Adele Berlin, and Marc Zvi Brettler, and the work they do here is solid. We aren't told why, however- God had given him freedom to eat of every tree of the garden except of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
We cannot guarantee that additional materials originally included in a package will be included in your package. The real value of the volume and there is value is the essays in the back. The book follows the people of Israel after they leave Egypt, as they wander in the wilderness, cross over into the land, become a unified people Israel and face explusion from that land. Color maps look beautiful on Kindle Fire - This was one of the reasons, in fact, that I purchased the Fire in addition to other Kindles. This second edition includes revised annotations for nearly the entire Bible, as well as forty new and updated essays on many of the issues in Jewish interpretation, Jewish worship in the biblical and post-biblical periods, and the influence of the Hebrew Bible in the ancient world. As somebody intrigued by religious debate, I took it upon myself to read parts of the Old Testament this February.
And the footnotes and the commentaries are fantastic. In addition, he addresses some of the new forces at work, such as the use of video clips and PowerPoint presentations in sermons. My only issue with the bible is the cover. It has won acclaim from readers in all religious traditions. This thoroughly revised and greatly expanded second edition brings even more helpful information and new insights to the study of the New Testament.
The Jewish Annotated New Testament, Second Edition is an essential volume that places the New Testament writings in a context that will enlighten readers of any faith or none. It also provides a much-needed corrective to many centuries of Christian misunderstandings of the Jewish religion. I've been finding this volume a real joy to read. First published in 2004, The Jewish Study Bible is a landmark, one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. For one thing, the ordering of the books in the Tanakh is different from the order in the Christian Old Testament. With its various revisions in 1985 and subsequently, it has the advantage of nearly a century of additional scholarship, especially in archeology and ancient languages. It has won acclaim from readers in all religious traditions.
He is not the relentless pre-Christian persecutor of myth. This book contains all books of Hebrw Bible. It has been my go-to bible for much of my study in the Jewish Scriptures. Though, it is not the faith of mine but thee are the people of the books and my brothers somehow in this chain of life or other. . This bible takes a scholarly approach to the Tanakh, so if you don't want to see explanations that refute religious views, of the Orthodox for example, then you will not like this Bible.
· For Jewish readers, this volume provides the chance to encounter the New Testament--a text of vast importance in Western European and American culture--with no religious agenda and with guidance from Jewish experts in theology, history, and Jewish and Christian thought. In this day and age, kind of disappointing or worse. The Old Testament is one of the most controversial stories of all time, and has shaped the way that humans treat each other and themselves for the last two millenniums. This book will be right beside me every day for many, many years to come. There are also some articles in the back about the composition and compilation of the Tanach, and its use in Jewish liturgy.
If this bothers you, note there is a kindle version. Each essay is based on solid scholarship that remains within the biblical realm. So compare the critical explanations to the hermeneutic explanations, and then use your common sense. Then if you slip accidentally --ever so slightly-- you're at a completely different part of the Bible. But we ended only the conventional twenty-four books with a closing prayer and with the sum total of verses.
We like to keep things fresh. Long has updated the language, expanded the key chapter on biblical exegesis, and included more examples of sermon forms, illustrations, and conclusions. As an outsider I'm not Jewish, Christian or Muslim the stories have never had a proper context for me before and they felt ancient and dry to me. Granted, the Christian writings are mentioned, as are the rabbinical sages and both alongside critical scholarship. You will only find it here.