The Commentators' Bible

Genesis - The Rubin JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot

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Editor(s): 
Michael Carasik
  • Philadelphia, PA: 
    Jewish Publication Society
    , August
     2018.
     488 pages.
     $90.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780827609426.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Jonathan Kearney forthcoming.

Description

The biblical commentaries known as Miqra’ot Gedolot have inspired and educated generations of Hebrew readers. With this edition—the fifth and final volume of the acclaimed English edition of Miqra’ot Gedolot—those of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Nachmanides, Rashbam, Abarbanel, Kimhi, and other medieval Bible commentators come alive once more, speaking in a contemporary English translation annotated and explicated for lay readers.

Each page in The Commentators’ Bible: Genesis, The Rubin JPS Miqra’ot Gedolot contains several verses from the Book of Genesis, surrounded by both the 1917 and 1985 JPS translations, and by new contemporary English translations of the major commentators. The book also includes an introduction, a glossary of terms, a list of names used in the text, notes on source texts, a special topics list, and resources for further study. This large-format volume is beautifully designed for easy navigation among the many elements on each page including explanatory notes and selected additional comments from the works of Bekhor Shor, Sforno, Gersonides, and Hizkuni, among others.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Michael Carasik teaches Biblical Hebrew at the University of Pennsylvania and is the weekday Torah reader at Historic Congregation Kesher Israel in Center City Philadelphia. He received his Ph.D. in Bible and the Ancient Near East from Brandeis University, and has taught at various universities. He is the author of Theologies of the Mind in Biblical Israel and The Bible’s Many Voices and is a regular contributor of articles and reviews in scholarly journals.

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