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Leviticus: The Traditional Hebrew Text With the New JPS Translation (J P S Torah Commentary) [Hardcover]

By Baruch a. Levine (Author)
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(PUBJewish Publication Society, JPS-Torah)''Probably the best modern commentary on Leviticus in English,''---Theology Today. 284 pages, hardcover.

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The JPS Torah Commentary series guides readers through the words and ideas of the Torah. Each volume is the work of a scholar who stands at the pinnacle of his field. Every page contains the complete traditional Hebrew text, with cantillation notes, the JPS translation of the Holy Scriptures, aliyot breaks, Masoretic notes, and commentary by a distinguished Hebrew Bible scholar, integrating classical and modern sources. Each volume also contains supplementary essays that elaborate upon key words and themes, a glossary of commentators and sources, extensive bibliographic notes, and maps.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Jewish Publication Society of America
Pages   284
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.33" Width: 8.28" Height: 1.22"
Weight:   2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2003
Publisher   Jewish Publication Society of America
Series  JPS Commentary  
ISBN  0827603282  
ISBN13  9780827603288  

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More About Baruch a. Levine

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Baruch A. Levine is the Skirball Professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York University. Ordained early in his career, eventually he moved from the synagogue to the classroom, shaping a generation of future rabbis, clergy, and scholars. In his long and distinguished career, he has published widely on the books and themes of the Torah. He lives in New York City.

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1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Bible & Other Sacred Texts > Bible > Old Testament
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Good but there is better  Dec 5, 2000
Baruch Levine's commentary on Leviticus/Vayikra is commendable. The Hebrew text is easy to read with the English translation set out alongside it and the commentary appearing below. Levine ably brings modern scholarship as well as rabbinic commentary to bear when discussing the text. However, for my money, a far better commentary on Leviticus has been done by Jacob Milgrom in the Anchor Bible series. Milgrom's work is far more thorough and groundbreaking. I would recommend that you look at Milgrom's commentary before purchasing Levine's.
Illuminating and inspiring  Jan 25, 1999
Like all the volumes in the JPS Torah commentary series, this volume is simplythe best in its area. It contains the complete Hebrew text of Genesis, the JPS's new English translation, and an extensive original commentary that illuminates the text like a 1000 watt searchlight. On average, each four or five lines of text gets a full page of explanation and commentary, so every subject gets covered in detail.

Levine, like all the JPS Torah commentators, makes use of traditional rabbinic commentaries, and the Mishna, Midrash and Talmud. But it doesn't end here: The commentary goes on to make good use of literary analysis and comparative Semitics; intertextual commentary relating each book to other biblical books, and evidence from modern archaeological, discoveries.

Especially illuminating is his treatment and analysis of the meaning of Tenple sacrifices, described in the context of the Biblical world's era and ouevre. Unlike the Reform commentary, this work manages to be respectful, religious, and authentic to the Jewish tradition, while at the same time rigorously adhering to the highest standards of biblical criticism and intellectual honesty.

Highly reccomended!


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