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JPS Bible Commentaries

The JPS Bible Commentary: Psalms

Vol. 1 Projected Publication:  — Sponsored by: Martin Goldman
Vol. 2 Projected Publication:   SPONSOR
Vol. 3 Projected Publication:    SPONSOR
Vol. 4 Projected Publication:    SPONSOR
Vol. 5 Projected Publication:  — Sponsored by: Cohn Memorial Foundation

By Benjamin Sommer, Marc Brettler, Alan Cooper, Adele Berlin, Yair Zakovitch and Avigdor Shinan

This new five-volume collection in the celebrated JPS Bible commentary series will reveal the 150 psalms’ complexity, their meanings, settings, and importance to all readers. Six preeminent scholars will bring their own insights and perspectives to these verses — a collection of Near Eastern poetry that can be read as theology, literature, ritual, and more.

Read more about this JPS project.

The JPS Bible Commentary: Lamentations

Projected Publication:    SPONSOR

by Edward Greenstein

Includes the complete book of Lamentations in Hebrew and in English; a critical line-by-line commentary presenting the latest in scholarship and archaeological research; an introduction discussing literary, thematic, and theological issues; essays; and discussion of the influence and use of Lamentations in Jewish and Christian traditions.

The JPS Bible Commentary: Joshua

Projected Publication: TBA   SPONSOR

by Leonard Greenspoon

The Israelite conquest of the Promised Land.

The JPS Bible Commentary: I & II Samuel

Projected Publication:  — Sponsored by: Anonymous

by Gary Rendsburg

From Samuel to Saul to David…monarchy comes to ancient Israel and Jerusalem becomes the center of the empire. The tale of King David is the greatest saga of the Hebrew Bible.

JPS Study Bible Series

 The JPS Birthright Bible Commentary

Projected Publication: November 2019   SPONSOR

by Eli Garfinkel

This unique Bible commentary will show readers—those who have been on Birthright trips and those who have not—that the Tanakh is not a dusty, irrelevant book but an eternally sacred text that has many connections to Israel’s roots and to our lives today. Each selection of Bible text is accompanied by a brief summary and a look at its main theme, as well as commentary that speaks to four themes: 1) Torat Yisrael, the theological, spiritual and ethical dimension of Judaism. 2) Medinat Yisrael, events in the Bible and modern Israel. 3) Am Yisrael, the Bible and the idea of Jewish peoplehood. 4) Musagei Yisrael, the Bible’s practical life lessons. Readers will come away with a new understanding of how the association between land, learning and wisdom is what it means to be a Jew, whether one is talking about the second century or the twenty-first.

Rabbi Eli Garfinkel is the spiritual leader of Temple Beth El in Somerset, New Jersey. He is author of three Bible commentaries books used by Ramah campers, and he recently published Mayim La-Eidah, an interactive, digital commentary on Genesis that is available for the iPad.

JPS Essential Judaism Series

The JPS Essential Judaism Series is intended to provide a source-rich survey of key themes in Jewish thought for use in adult education and undergraduate studies.

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