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The Commentators' Bible, The Rubin JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot: Exodus

By Michael Carasik PhD (author)

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"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."
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"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."

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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, Nahmanides, 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.

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About Michael Carasik PhD

Michael Carasik, PhD is the author/translator of The Commentators' Bible: The Rubin JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot. He teaches Biblical Hebrew at the University of Pennsylvania and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and is the weekday Torah reader at Historic Congregation Kesher Israel in Center City Philadelphia. 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. His weekly ''Torah Talk'' podcast is available at or through the iTunes Store.

Carasik's speech topics include “Liars and Blasphemers: The Art of Translation,” “Rashi and Friends,” and “Using a Miqra’ot Gedolot.”

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