The New Jewish Publication Society of America Tanakh, first published in complete form in , is a It is unrelated to the original JPS Tanakh translation , which was based on the Revised Version and American Standard Version but. The Tagged Tanakh is a collaborative platform around the Jewish Bible, brought to you by JPS. Sefaria users have long requested a modern Tanakh translation, and we’re pleased to now offer the classic Jewish Publication Society.

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The two books are in reality a single work and are so regarded in the original Hebrew canon. He divulges this information, thereby saving the king’s life, and the record of his services is entered in the royal chronicles. In the next section, the tone and contents shift abruptly: The title of this book in Hebrew is “Koheleth” the assemblerafter the book’s narrator.

The destinies of all these kingdoms are touched upon by Isaiah, though the Israelites are foremost in Isaiah’s thoughts.

Phinehas, the grandson of Aaron, and Jonathan, the son of Gershom and the grandson of Moses, are said to be living during this time period, indicating that only a generation separates Judges chronologically from the events in the first five books of the Bible.

According to Ecclesiastes, people can get nothing new or satisfying out of all of their toil. The theme of the dialogues is love. The prophet referred to as Malachi, which means “my messenger,” was most likely of the Priestly order or had close relations with the Priesthood. In spite of the external prosperity of the reign of Jeroboam II, there are corrupting influences that assert themselves during the anarchy following his death. Isaiah son of Amoz is called to prophesy in the year that King Uzziah dies ca.

Bidden a second time to go to Nineveh, he dares not disobey, and once there he proclaims his message: Finally, Haggai’s words contain a special word of encouragement for Zerubbabel.

Close This Message Sample Summary Title “Habakkuk” is an ambiguous Hebrew name, which might come from the same root as the modern Hebrew word hibbuk ,which means “close embrace. It also records the sin and punishment of the Israelites for making the Golden Calf. Certain people ask a question about continuing to fast as they had done in the past, as Chaldeans set fire to Jerusalem. See the chapter “Wisdom Literature.


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Haggai encourages them with the assurance that the glory of the rebuilt Temple will be greater than that of the former. The name of Obadiah the prophet means “worshiper of God. He begins to prophesy toward the close of the reign of Jeroboam II before the overthrow of the House of Jehu and continues to do so during the anarchic period of the kings that follows.

In every victory and defeat, Isaiah sees divine intention and intervention. Close This Message 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel The books of Samuel are so called not because Tahakh was the author, but because he is the most prominent actor in the opening portion, and the great instrument in the establishment of the Kingdom of Israel, which occurs throughout the remainder of 1 and 2 Samuel.

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There is a great deal of bloodshed both preceding and following David’s rise to power. Most scholars agree that Malachi wrote in the period after the Babylonian exile, when Nehemiah is absent for 12 years at the court of Artaxerxes. We apologize for the inconvenience. Some scholars contend that Ezra may have originally been part of a larger work, along with Nehemiah and Chronicles, but Ezra appears to contain within it practically unaltered extracts from memoirs written by Ezra himself, plus other sections from his memoirs modified by the editor.

Isaiah consists of two distinct parts: Close This Message Zephaniah The prophet Zephaniah, whose name means “God has hidden,” was the son of Cushi and the great-grandson of Hezekiah; he tells us himself that he prophesies “during the reign of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah” 1: He prays earnestly, and the fish casts him out onto the land.

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Nahum comes to the people in order to console them and to foretell the overthrow of Assyria. But as the personal life of David unravels, so too does the monarchy itself. The editor in chief of the Torah was Harry Orlinskywho had been a translator of the Revised Standard Version and would become the only translator of that version to work also on the New Revised Standard Version. The prophet Haggai, whose name comes from the Hebrew word meaning “festive,” is the first of the prophets after the Babylonian exile.

Then God, speaking from out of a whirlwind, puts a series of questions to Job, intended to compare the unfathomable wisdom and power of God with the littleness of humankind. The anonymous prophesies at the end of Zechariah present greater difficulties than the rest of the book. Then there are detailed descriptions of how the land is divided up between the tribes, incorporating boundaries and cities.

Retrieved from ” https: The book then proceeds to describe the Israelites’ travels from Sinai to the borders of Canaan, including the appeal of Moses to Hobab; the burning at Taberah; the giving of the quails; the murmuring of Aaron and Miriam against their brother, Moses; Miriam’s subsequent skin disease often identified as leprosy ; the sending of the spies, their report, and the murmuring of the people; and, finally, the rash attack on the Canaanites and their response.

The unfaithfulness of Hosea’s wife, who has borne him two sons and one daughter, is used as a symbol of the idolatry of the nation in the sight of God. Chapter 4 describes the horrors of the siege and capture of the city, and the last chapter repeats many of the painful details, concluding with a prayer for deliverance. The Hebrew word mashal means “to rule” or “to govern,”suggesting that Proverbs are not just wise sayings but rules spanning a broad range of topics that govern life.