The Bible is a Jewish book mainly written by Jewish authors to Jewish and Jewish-Christians audiences (with just few exceptions). However, in our days the majority of the study Bibles are written from a Christian perspective to a Christian audience. Pastors, students and Bible readers in general have been missing the Jewishness of God’s Word. Thanks Hendrickson Bibles, that problem has come to it end. The study Bible market has been provided with an excellent resource to fill the gap between Jewish and Christian study Bibles. The Complete Jewish Study Bible.
This singular study Bible is full of Jewish points of view and interpretation on Biblical passages. The first noteworthy feature this Bible presents is the arrangement of the books of the Bible. Both the Old and New Testament books are sorted based on the Jewish tradition. For example, the Old Testament presents the following order: Law, Prophets and Writings.
Every Bible book is preceded by an introduction written from a Jewish perspective. The introductions contain a general outline to help readers gain a better understanding and a more accurate interpretation of every single book.
The Biblical text is presented in a single column with the study notes located at the bottom of the page. The margin is narrow and does not offers enough room for note taking. Readers will find numerous topical articles providing additional information on pertinent topics. There are 34 articles addressing different themes, for example the Menorah or The Sermon on the Mount, just to mention few.
Hendrickson offers this Bible in three different bindings: Hard Cover, Genuine Calfskin Leather and Imitation Leather. Of course, prices oscillate depending on the binding.
Summarizing, this Bible is a must have for pastors, Church leaders, Bible students, and Christians in general. It offers a very convenient and appropriate Jewish perspective for a better interpretation of the Scriptures.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255I received a copy of this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255