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At Last... the Second Volume in the Acclaimed Commentators' Bible series!

October 19, 2009

The Commentators' Bible: The JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot Leviticus

Translated and annotated by Michael Carasik

Praise for The Commentators’ Bible: Exodus

“Anyone who is unfamiliar with medieval commentary, or who is unable to study the commentators in the original Hebrew, will find 'The Commentators' Bible' a worthy addition to their book shelves. Carasik has done a real service making this material available." - The Reporter

"The importance of this volume cannot be overestimated -- for the first time, we have a responsible translation of the miqra'ot gedolot... that is accessible to those without great facility in Hebrew." -

The Miqra’ot Gedolot has served Hebrew readers for five hundred years, representing the most comprehensive and respected of Biblical commentaries. Now, the words of classical medieval Jewish scholars including Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Nahmanides, Rashbam and others are translated into contemporary English in The Commentators’ Bible: The JPS Miqra’ot Gedolot: Leviticus.

Each page of this highly anticipated second volume contains several Hebrew verses from the Book of Leviticus, surrounded by both the 1917 and 1985 JPS translations and new English translations of the major commentators. Annotations and extensive explanation will help the reader to appreciate the Rabbinic Bible as never before, in a beautifully designed format that is easy to navigate.

A companion study guide to both volumes of this series is available on The Commentators' Bible: Exodus and The Commentators' Bible: Leviticus web pages.

Michael Carasik is the author and translator of The Commentator's Bible: The JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot: Exodus. He teaches Biblical Hebrew at the University of Pennsylvania and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. 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 is a regular contributor of articles and reviews in scholarly journals.