The JPS Bible Commentary: Jonah

About the Book

Based on the same format and design as the Torah volumes, Jonah provides a critical line-by-line commentary of the biblical text, which is presented in its original Hebrew, complete with vocalization and cantillation marks, as well as the JPS English translation. It includes a scholarly introduction, extensive bibliographic and critical notes, and other explanatory material.

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Simon’s commentary is a welcome addition to this excellent series.


An outstanding literary and exegetical commentary on the book of Jonah.

—Bibliotheca Sacra 

This volume is a welcome addition to modern scholarship on the Book of Jonah.

—David J. Zucker, Jewish Bible Quarterly

Uriel Simon

Uriel Simon is a professor at Bar Ilan University in Israel and served as a director of the university’s Institute for the History of Jewish Research. He has also taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Yale University, and Harvard University.