Item description for Exodus: The Traditional Hebrew Text With the New Jps Translation (J P S Torah Commentary) by Nahum M. Sarna...
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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Studio: Jewish Publication Society of America
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.1" Width: 8.2" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2003
Publisher Jewish Publication Society of America
Series JPS Commentary
ISBN 0827603274 ISBN13 9780827603271
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More About Nahum M. Sarna
Nahum M. Sarna is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University. Author of Exploring Exodus and On the Book of Psalms, he is an editor and translator of the Jewish Publication Society's translation of the Bible.
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Pricey Dec 6, 2000
As a whole, the JPS series of commentaries on the first five books of the Bible is excellent. However, of the five, I would say Sarna's efforts are the weakest. The Hebrew text is clear, the JPS translation well laid out, and the commentary extensive. However, if you are hesitating the pay the cost of this book, I would recommend Sarna's paperback, Exploring Exodus. While not nearly as lengthy as this commentary, Sarna's paperback contains most of the ideas that he elucidates in this volume. The same can be said of his JPS commentary on Genesis, which does not add much to his shorter paperback book, Understanding Genesis.
Simply stunning Jul 20, 2000
The best commentary on exodus that I have ever seen. This work makes use of literary analysis and comparative Semitics; intertextual commentary relating each book to other biblical books, and evidence from modern archaeological discoveries. Yet, it is also based on traditional rabbinic commentary! While accessible to lay people, it is based on the the highest standards of critical historical scholarship.