“The Commentators’ Bible, The Rubin JPS Miqra’ot Gedolot: Numbers” by Michael Carasik— The Third Volume

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Carasik, Michael. “The Commentators’ Bible, The Rubin JPS Miqra’ot Gedolot: Numbers”, JPS, 2013.

The Third Volume

Amos Lassen

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, Nahmanides, Rashbam, and other medieval Bible commentators come alive once more, speaking in a contemporary English translation annotated and explicated for lay readers”.

Each page 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.

This is an absolutely wonderful study Bible and it is great to have so much information on each page.Although I have no problem with studying the text in Hebrew, it is so nice to have so much information in English and it is totally and easily accessible. What I really love is being able to read on one page

what the great medieval commentators thought, and particularly how they disagreed with each other. It is as if the reader joins in the conversation. The books are quite expensive but when we that the writings have survived so much time, this is really a bargain and an investment.

 

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