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The Five Books of Moses: The Schocken Bible, Volume 1 [Paperback]

By Everett Fox (Author)
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Item description for The Five Books of Moses: The Schocken Bible, Volume 1 by Everett Fox...

Offers a translation of and commentary on the first five books of the Hebrew Bible.

Publishers Description
Widely acclaimed by Bible scholars and theologians of every denomination, Everett Fox's masterful translation re-creates the echoes, allusions, alliterations, and wordplays of the Hebrew original. Together with its extensive commentary and illuminating notes, this unique translation draws the reader closer to the authentic living voice of the Bible.
"A binding religious text, a historical document of the first importance, and a work of great literary imagination." --Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book Review

"Fox's translation has the rare virtue of making constantly visible in English the Hebraic quality of the original, challenging preconceptions of what the Bible is really like. A bracing protest against the bland modernity of all the recent English versions of the Bible." --Robert Alter, professor of comparative literature, University of California, Berkeley

"No serious Bible reader--whether Jewish, Christian, or secular--can afford to ignore this volume." --Jon D. Levenson, Harvard Divinity School
Everett Fox holds the Allen M. Glick Chair in Judaic and Biblical Studies at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is also the translator of Give Us a King!, a new translation of Samuel I and II.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Five Books of Moses: The Schocken Bible, Volume 1 by Everett Fox has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 74
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 98

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Schocken
Pages   1024
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.7" Width: 7" Height: 1.8"
Weight:   3.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 8, 2000
Publisher   Schocken
ISBN  0805211195  
ISBN13  9780805211191  

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More About Everett Fox

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! EVERETT FOX holds the Allen M. Glick Chair in Judaic and Biblical Studies and is a professor in the Department of Language, Literature, and Culture at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is the translator of "The Five Books of Moses: The Schocken Bible, Volume I, "the author of studies on biblical narrative and its translation, and coeditor and cotranslator, with Lawrence Rosenwald, of "Scripture and Translation, "a collection of essays by Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig.

Everett Fox currently resides in Boston, in the state of Massachusetts.

Everett Fox has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Schocken Bible

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6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Judaism > Sacred Writings > Torah

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Excellent translation  Jan 28, 2008
Never before have I experienced a translation of Old Testament scripture that truly brought me into what the essence of the text was. Fox makes it perfectly clear that these books were written in Hebrew, not English. I would reccommend this translation to anyone who is curious what it is like to peek in on an ancient text and learn from the first five books of Moses in the way it was more likely intended to be learned from.
The Five Books of Moses  Dec 26, 2007
I liked the consistent inclusion of the Divine Name represented by the letters YHWH and some of the interesting renderings of certain texts.
The Five Books of Moses  Sep 15, 2007
Our Disciple Bible Study used the first version of this book in our Basic Resource Library. When the original book "went missing" we had to reorder, and discovered to our delight that the new book now included The Five Books of Moses. What a wonderful resource for Bible study, or personal use! It has become one of my favorites and I plan to purchase the next volumes as well.
Excellent  Aug 21, 2007
I used to say that it was pointless to try to study the Bible without Hebrew - that it was impossible to "feel" the text, to get the humor, the irony, the poetry. Not anymore. This is a must for any student of the Bible, as it captures the liveliness and strangeness of the original and expose it as the allusive, alliterative, jabberwocky text that it is.

Hebrew is best, but this is, finally, a good second choice. It would be perfect if it had Hebrew written alongside - a great way to learn for students.
Not your grandfather's translation--but essential  Jun 7, 2007
This is not the only edition with English translation of the Pentateuch/Chumash that I own, and I don't think it's the only one anyone should own, but it is an essential part of my collection. Fox has combined precision in translation with interpretation and poetry, and the combination makes me run to it very often to see his version, which often makes a challenging and provocative comparison to more traditional translations. The type is large and well-spaced. My only criticism is that the Hebrew is not included; at times I'd like to be able to compare the original words to Fox's renderings, to see how they compare.

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