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The editors were led by Editor-in-Chief Max Margolis. The Jewish Publication Society’s plan called for a committee of six editors who would be responsible for the entire translation.

If a new country and a new language metamorphose him into a new man, the duty of this new man is to prepare a new garb and a new method of expression for what is most sacred and most dear to him. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He cannot have it as a gift, even as he cannot borrow his soul from others. In other projects Wikisource. Bible translations into English Bible portal.

Further, tankh has influenced many subsequent 20th century translations by drawing attention to the Jewish view of many passages. The translation, which appeared inis heavily indebted to the Revised Version and American Standard Version.


Jewish Publication Society 1917 OT

The work was accordingly completed in November and published two years later. The translators state their reason for a new version in their “Preface,” in a passage that suggests the emotional as well as rational need they felt for a Bible of their own:. This translation was superseded by the JPS Tanakhwhich appeared in a complete form in The Jewish Study Bible. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Jewish Publication Society of America. For the organisation itself, see Jewish Publication Society of America.

Title page to the King James Tanalh. Bible Jewish Publication Society This page was last edited on 20 Novemberat The repeated efforts by Jews in the field of biblical translation show their sentiment toward translations prepared by other denominations. Bible translations into English. In the Jewish Publication Society agreed to take over the project. The translation is based on the Hebrew Masoretic text. However, the version is still widely disseminated through its appearance in the commentaries of the Soncino Books of the Bible and the Torah tanwkh edited by Joseph H.

Genesis 1 JPS Tanakh

A committee of editors would ensure quality and consistency. Ginsburg ‘s Hebrew text was used.

Christian readers would note differences in the order of the books from the Christian Bible, as well as some breaks in where chapters begin and end such as Deuteronomy Views Read Edit View history. The translation was initiated in by the Central Conference of American Rabbisthe organization of Reform rabbis, and the original intention was to assign different books of the Bible to individual rabbis and scholars.


JPS TaNaKH 1917

The dominant feature of this sentiment, apart from the thought that the christological interpretations in non-Jewish translations are out of place in a Jewish Bible, is and was that the Nps cannot afford to have his Bible translation prepared for him by others.

This article is about the Bible translation published by the JPS.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It follows the edition of Seligman Baer except for the books of Exodus to Deuteronomywhich never appeared in Baer’s edition. Languages Simple English Edit links.

For those books, C. It became clear after several years that this method was hard to implement, and after more than a decade only the Book of Psalms had been sent to press.