Item description for JPS Bible Commentary on Jonah by Uriel Simon...
Based on the same format and design as the Torah volumes, Jonah provides a critical line-by-line commentary of the biblical text, which is presented in its original Hebrew, complete with vocalization and cantillation marks, as well as the JPS English translation. It includes a scholarly introduction, extensive bibliographic and critical notes, and other explanatory material.
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Studio: Jewish Publication Society of America
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 8" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1999
Publisher Jewish Publication Society of America
ISBN 0827606729 ISBN13 9780827606722
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More About Uriel Simon
Uriel Simon is a professor at Bar Ilan University in Israel and served as a director of the university's Institute for the History of Jewish Research. He has also taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Yale University, and Harvard University.
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Terrific commentary, but a bit expensive Oct 16, 2000
Prof. Simon's new commentary on Jonah contains the complete Hebrew text, 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.
He 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.