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Tanakh = [Tanakh] : a new translation of the Holy Scriptures according to the traditional Hebrew text.
Jewish Publication Society.
Uniform Title:
Bible. Old Testament. English. Jewish Publication Society. 1985.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 1985.
Physical Description:
xxvi, 1624 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Title facing t.p.: Torah, Nevi'im, Kethuvim = Torah, Neviʼim, Ketuvim.
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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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Table of Contents

Table of Scriptural Readingsp. ix
Prefacep. xv
Glossary for the Footnotesp. xxiii
Abbreviations and Termsp. xxv
Torah the Five Books of Moses
Genesisp. 3
Exodusp. 85
Leviticusp. 153
Numbersp. 203
Deuteronomyp. 273
Nevi'Im the Prophets
Joshuap. 337
Judgesp. 377
I Samuelp. 417
II Samuelp. 469
I Kingsp. 515
II Kingsp. 565
Isaiahp. 615
Jeremiahp. 763
Ezekielp. 893
The Twelve Minor Prophets
Hoseap. 981
Joelp. 1005
Amosp. 1015
Obadiahp. 1033
Jonahp. 1037
Micahp. 1041
Nahump. 1055
Habakkukp. 1063
Zephaniahp. 1071
Haggaip. 1079
Zechariahp. 1083
Malachip. 1101
Kethuvim the Writings
Psalmsp. 1109
Proverbsp. 1285
Jobp. 1339
The Song of Songsp. 1405
Ruthp. 1419
Lamentationsp. 1425
Ecclesiastesp. 1441
Estherp. 1457
Danielp. 1469
Ezrap. 1493
Nehemiahp. 1509
I Chroniclesp. 1531
II Chroniclesp. 1573