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JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh Imitation Leather – Student Edition, January 1, 2001
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“Virtually every rabbi and library will want this volume.”—Associated Press
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The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh is available in a number of editions; paperback and hardcover, full-size and pocket editions, and in various cover colors and materials.
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With that said, the biggest issue I have with the JPS is that is can, at times, read as a paraphrase rather than a literal translation. Once you get passed this, along with the binding, you will learn to enjoy this particular treasure.
From the Preface of the JPS: "A court of law relies on witnesses to establish the facts of a case. But for those who seek the 'facts' of the original biblical texts no firsthand witnesses exist...So which version is true? This was the first question we faced in preparing our Hebrew text...Accuracy has been ensured via side documentation - part of what is called masorah (refers to everything transmitted with the biblical text except its consonants...Masorah exists independently of rabbinic law. The early medieval masters of the biblical text who developed this documentation are known in English as masoretes. Many masoretic annotations seem designed to reduce less or distortion in transmission of the text...Amazingly, manuscript differences are truly minor. More than 99.9% of the time, the masoretic bible's witnesses give identical accounts. Rarely does the variation impact the meaning of a given verse.
If you want the true Word of God, as I will waste my time with nothing but the truth, you will want to have this treasure in your hands and it will touch the deepest part of your soul with only the truth...
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The Translation is easy to read and I can cross reference with the Hebrew Text.Read more