- Hardcover: 394 pages
- Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society; 3 edition (January 1, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0827600151
- ISBN-13: 978-0827600157
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Torah: The Five Books of Moses, the New Translation of the Holy Scriptures According to the Traditional Hebrew Text 3rd Edition
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The word choices made by the translators are often, if not conventional, very good. The footnotes are informative and there is an honesty to the work not commonly found when such material is translated, as when the meaning of a Hebrew word is not known, it is declared as unknown. Alternate or conventional variations are also offered if the point is very contentious.Read more ›
This translation is very easy to understand and not in any way like KJV or similar versions. Nor is this whitewashed in any way when it comes to 'violent' parts.
I would suggest if you can get a larger version to do so. The paperback can be very difficult to hold open when you are not near the middle, especially when you are closer to the end of the text.
Jew and been able to ask all the stupid goy questions that come with it, so I figured my own research would be a good alternative.
The book itself is hardback, with a rather flimsy paper dust jacket. A thick volume, it has some heft to it. The translation is apparently something of a standard since the early 1960s, and is very coherent. I really like this one - I utterly despise the multitude of differant English translations of the Christian Bible, particularly the King James version (which deviates considerably from the original Hebrew with all the inane thees and thous) but this volume has been highly touted as an honest translation that maintains the flow of the original language. It is written in English only, so if you are looking for a side-by-side in Hebrew, this isn't it.
Highly recommended, even if you just have a passing interest.
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given as a gift. must be the best gift I have ever given him. He has not put it down for long each day that he has had it.Published 1 month ago by R."Rusty" Avery
I would easily give it 5 stars if I could search by chapter. But searching by page number is useless to me.Published 4 months ago by boston john
I found it to be very interesting reading and very informational. The translation is very good.Published 4 months ago by Winford Nettles