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The Commentators' Bible (4 vols.)

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First published 500 years ago as the “Rabbinic Bible,” the biblical commentaries known as Miqra’ot Gedolot have inspired and educated generations of Hebrew readers. With these new editions, the voices of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Nachmanides, Rashbam, and other medieval Bible commentators come alive once more, speaking in a contemporary English translation annotated and explicated for lay readers.

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  • Provides the English edition of Miqra’ot Gedolot
  • Revives the biblical commentary of key medieval Jewish theologians
  • Includes fresh contemporary translations
  • Title: The Commentators' Bible Series
  • Author: Michael Carasik
  • Series: The Commentators' Bible
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 1,294
  • Resource Type: Commentaries
  • Topic: Pentateuch

The Commentators' Bible: Exodus

  • Author: Michael Carasik
  • Series: The Commentators' Bible
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 368

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First published 500 years ago as the “Rabbinic Bible,” the biblical commentaries known as the Miqra’ot Gedolot have inspired and educated generations of Hebrew readers. With this edition, the voices of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Nachmanides, Rashbam, and other medieval commentators come alive once more, speaking in a contemporary English translation annotated and explicated for lay readers.

Each page of The Commentators’ Bible contains several Hebrew verses from the book of Exodus, surrounded by both the 1917 and 1985 JPS translations and new English translations of the major commentators. This large-format volume is beautifully designed for ease of navigation among the many elements on each page, including explanatory notes and selected additional comments from the works of Bekhor Shor, Hizkuni, Abarbanel, Sforno, Gersonides, and others. JPS is pleased to make available for group study and teaching purposes individual parshiyot (weekly Torah readings) from The Commentators’ Bible.

The Commentators’ Bible: Leviticus

  • Author: Michael Carasik
  • Series: The Commentators' Bible
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 270

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

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

Each page of this second volume in The Commentators’ Bible series contains several verses from the Book of Leviticus, 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, Hizkuni, Abarbanel, Sforno, Gersonides, and others.

The Commentators’ Bible: Numbers

  • Author: Michael Carasik
  • Series: The Commentators’ Bible
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 360

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

First published 500 years ago as the “Rabbinic Bible,” the biblical commentaries known as Miqra’ot Gedolot have inspired and educated generations of Hebrew readers. With this edition, the voices of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Nachmanides, Rashbam, and other medieval Bible commentators come alive once more, speaking in a contemporary English translation annotated and explicated for lay readers.

Each page of this third volume in The Commentators’ Bible series contains several verses from the Book of Numbers, 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.

The Commentators’ Bible: Deuteronomy

  • Author: Michael Carasik
  • Series: The Commentators’ Bible
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 296

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

First published five hundred years ago as the “Rabbinic Bible,” the biblical commentaries known as Miqra’ot Gedolot have inspired and educated generations of Hebrew readers. With this fourth volume of the acclaimed English edition, the voices of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Nachmanides, Rashbam, and other medieval Bible commentators come alive once more, speaking in a contemporary English translation annotated and explicated for lay readers.

Each page of this volume contains several verses from the book of Deuteronomy, surrounded by both the 1917 and the 1985 JPS translations and by new contemporary English translations of the major commentators. This edition also includes introductory material, a glossary of terms, a list of names used in the text, notes on source texts, essays on special topics, and resources for further study.

Michael Carasik teaches a 4-semester sequence of Biblical Hebrew at the University of Pennsylvania. He also teaches at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and has taught in the past at Boston's Hebrew College, Northeastern University, the University of Delaware, and Gratz College. A native of Chicago, he earned his bachelor's degree from New College in Sarasota, Florida; his Master's in Jewish Studies from Spertus College of Judaica in Chicago; and his Ph.D. in Bible and the Ancient Near East from Brandeis University. He is the author of many scholarly articles and reviews, and of two books: Theologies of the Mind in Biblical Israel and The Bible's Many Voices.