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The Jewish Study Bible

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The Jewish Study Bible is a one-volume resource tailored to the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. Nearly 40 scholars worldwide, representing the best of today’s Jewish biblical scholarship, contributed to the Jewish Study Bible’s translation and interpretation. A committee of highly respected biblical scholars and rabbis from the orthodox, conservative, and Reform Judaism movements produced this modern translation.

No knowledge of Hebrew is required to make use of this unique volume. The Jewish Study Bible uses the Jewish Publication Society TANAKH translation. Since its publication, the Jewish Study Bible has become one of the most popular volumes in Oxford’s celebrated line of bibles.

The Jewish Study Bible is now available in a state-of-the-art digital edition using the power of Logos Bible Software. This is an easy-to-use tool that helps make Bible study more fruitful than ever. The quality of biblical scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life.

This resource does not include the Bible texts. The TANAKH is available separately and can be purchased here.

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  • Offers informative essays that address a wide variety of topics
  • Provides in-text tables, maps, and charts
  • Includes full-color New Oxford Bible maps

Top Highlights

“David, however, only cuts off the corner of Saul’s cloak as proof that he could have killed him. He is not aware that the cutting of the cloak also has symbolic significance, namely, cutting off the kingdom (cf. 15:27–28; 1 Kings 11:29–32). The author may be foreshadowing those later events.” (Page 607)

“Alternatively, some still see purity rules as vestiges from primitive times. The challenge is to recognize purity rules (of the ritual and moral sort) as meaningful and yet nuanced ways of highlighting issues of social and theological significance.” (Page 2047)

“The recapitulation indicates the end of the interpolated section and reemphasizes the legal distinction between human life and the life of animals.” (Page 269)

“On the law of talion, or ‘eye-for-eye’ principle, for bodily harm, see Exod. 21:23–25, where monetary compensation equivalent to the damages is meant (see v. 22). Rabbinic law interprets our text and Deut. 19:21 in the same fashion, but from the formulation of v. 20 it would seem that in Leviticus the literal sense is intended.” (Page 269)

“In the Tanakh, faith does not mean believing in spite of the evidence. It means trusting profoundly in a person, in this case the personal God who has reiterated His promise.” (Page 35)

Another superb holiday gift, especially appropriate for non-Orthodox Jews, is The Jewish Study Bible from Oxford University Press, which finally stands alongside the many verse-by-verse commentaries for Christians. This work also is recommended for serious-minded Christian readers.

Associated Press

The Jewish Study Bible encompasses a monumental assembly of critical learning and acumen, representing the achievement of an entire generation of Jewish scholars. The commentaries are not only erudite but purposeful and theologically alert. A heroic undertaking, brilliantly conceived and executed with panache.

Jacob Neusner, research professor of theology and senior fellow, Institute of Advanced Theology, Bard College

Serious students of Judaism will want to have a copy of this outstanding and surprisingly affordable study Bible, which stands in the tradition of Oxford’s great study Bibles.

Publishers Weekly, Religion Bookline

Adele Berlin is Robert H. Smith Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Maryland. She is the author of three biblical commentaries and Biblical Poetry through Medieval Jewish Eyes.

Marc Zvi Brettler is Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Literature in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. He is the associate editor of The New Oxford Annotated Bible.

Michael Fishbane, one of the foremost Hebrew Bible scholars in the world today, is the Nathan Cummings Professor of Jewish Studies and chair of the Committee on Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago.


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  1. Shelly Nunez

    Shelly Nunez


    I’ve read a bit on Amazon, so I decided to purchase on here to be able to open in Logos, however when I tap on open in Logos, it tells me this book is not available; though I was able to purchase with no warning that it wouldn’t be available. Can someone help guide me, perhaps I’m doing something wrong? I am new to Logos.
  2. Shelly Nunez

    Shelly Nunez


  3. Dwight Brooks

    Dwight Brooks


    Would like to have the Second Edition in Logos but I don’t see it as of yet.
  4. Michael



    Please get the new second edition.
  5. Mattillo



    I agree, please get the newer second edition. This second edition includes revised annotations for nearly the entire Bible, as well as forty new and updated essays on many of the issues in Jewish interpretation, Jewish worship in the biblical and post-biblical periods, and the influence of the Hebrew Bible in the ancient world.
  6. Robert N

    Robert N


    There is a newer second edition published in 2014.
  7. Logosed



    This work offers a fresh translation of the Hebrew Bible with commentary. Oxford have done an excellent job in terms of its presentation and publication. The real joy of this work, however, lies in its content. The translation is astonishingly fresh and serves as a healthy corrective to Christian translations of the Bible that largely depend upon the King James tradition. The style of translation is literal but modern, making it easier to read and yet weighty at the same time. The translation has steady rhythm to it that reflects its Jewish faith. There are useful notes indicating where the Hebrew translation or Hebrew text is uncertain, and the accompanying commentary is brilliant, drawing on a wide range of Jewish interpretations. On the critical side I found myself disagreeing with the translation at times and with some of the choices made in terms of the Hebrew text. (The NJSB relies strongly on the MT and seldom utilizes the LXX.) For that reason, I recommend that all readers, Jews and Christians alike, use this translation in conjunction with others whose scholarly merits are also without question.
  8. April Dykes

    April Dykes


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