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    DescriptionRegarded throughout the English-speaking world as the standard English translation of the Holy Scriptures, the "JPS Tanakh" has been acclaimed by scholars, rabbis, lay leaders, Jews, and Christians alike. "The JPS Tanakh" is an entirely original translation of the Holy Scriptures into contemporary English, based on the Masoretic (the traditional Hebrew) text. It is the culmination of three decades of collaboration by academic scholars and rabbis, representing the three largest branches of organized Judaism in the United States. Not since the third century b.c.e., when 72 elders of the tribes of Israel created the Greek translation of Scriptures known as the Septuagint has such a broad-based committee of Jewish scholars produced a major Bible translation. In executing this monumental task, the translators made use of the entire range of biblical interpretation, ancient and modern, Jewish and non-Jewish. They drew upon the latest findings in linguistics and archaeology, as well as the work of early rabbinic and medieval commentators, grammarians, and philologians. The resulting text is a triumph of literary style and biblical scholarship, unsurpassed in accuracy and clarity.

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    Tanakh: the Holy Scriptures
    The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) JPS
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1622
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 798 g
    ISBN 13: 9780827603660
    ISBN 10: 0827603665

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.2
    BISAC V2.8: REL006210
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG
    Ingram Subject Code: BI
    Ingram Theme: APPR/BIBLE
    Libri: I-BI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25480
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLJUD
    BISAC V2.8: BIB018000, REL040040
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBOTGEN
    DC22: 221.52
    DC21: 221.52
    DC22: 221.5/2
    LC classification: BS896.A1 P45 1985B
    ECPA Christian Book Category: OLG
    LC classification: BS896.A1P4
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVC, QRJF, QRMF12
    Edition statement
    Jewish Publication Society
    Imprint name
    Jewish Publication Society
    Publication date
    25 November 1985
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "Turns Holy Writ into fresh, understandable, contemporary language. A landmark of Jewish religious scholarship."-Time Magazine