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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Neither sincere repentance, nor earnest turning to God and the removal of the “high places” referring to practices of idolatrynor the great national fast removes the threat of invasion of the Kingdom of Judah by the Chaldeans. In his son Absalom’s rebellion and revolt, David experiences the threat of another charismatic leader, thereby reliving the trauma experienced by Saul at the start of David’s career as a king. The book mps Joshua is predominantly concerned with the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites and the partitioning of the land among the tribes.

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.

Then he rebukes the mixed marriages and also the divorces, evidenced by the deserted wives weeping at the altar. It closes with a warning from the past and an exhortation to follow God’s teachings, in order to secure the inheritance of the land, which is now within reach. The third part of Jeremiah consists of a collection of prophecies concerning foreign nations; scholars say that there are uncanny similarities and overlaps between this section of Jeremiah and portions of 2 Kings.

Close This Message Numbers The name “Numbers” is likely derived from the Greek translation, the Septuagint, which named the book after the census taking in the first chapters of Numbers and again at the end of the wanderings of the Israelites. Nahum may have been the son of an Israelite captive.

They long for a prophet to come who might expound upon the nature of a true fast and then convert these fasts into feasts of joy and gladness The anonymous prophesies at the end of Zechariah present greater difficulties than the rest of the book.

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Mingled with such reflections are others that contradict them: The events in Exodus extend from the birth of Moses to the construction of the Tabernacle.

Each of them was given a portion of the Promised Land, which was their inheritance and responsibility to cultivate. During this absence, the residents of Jerusalem stray from the Law, pjs when he is informed of this, Nehemiah once more leaves the Persian court for Jerusalem, so that he can put down abuses, restore the holiness of the Sabbath, denounce mixed marriages, and lead a second reformation.


Retrieved from ” https: Haman, an Agagite, a descendant of the ancient Amalekite kings. Naomi urges Ruth to claim kinship with Boaz, who would then be obliged, under the levirate law, to marry her in order to maintain the family line. 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 prophecy of Zephaniah begins with a harsh denunciation of the idolatry of Judah and a description of God’s judgment day.

The imagery of his visions is full of country life; he writes about the “lion roar in the forest” 3: The prophet Micah, whose name means “who is like tannakh God?

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. Unlike the preceding tanaky of succession and military triumphs, however, the future of the monarchy is not determined by battles won.

Finally, another friend, Elihu, argues that sufferings are remedial and for the good of the one afflicted, and Job asserts that he is righteous despite his suffering, and then Elihu replies by again defending God’s justice with a magnificent description of God’s wonderful works in the world of nature.

See the chapter “Wisdom Literature. When Darius sees this, he is in awe of God and reverses his order; now all must worship Daniel’s god.

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The book closes with an exhibition of Jonah’s petulance and God’s tender mercy even toward the sinners of Nineveh. Two alternative theories of Song of Songs are that it is a drama involving two or three chief characters and that tanakg is a collection of popular Hebrew songs, of a simple dramatic nature. The books are naturally divided into four parts. He was a contemporary of Zerubbabel; of Joshua, who led those who returned from Babylon; and of the prophet Zechariah, with whom he is mentioned in Ezra.

The name “Joshua” Hebrew for “God is salvation” was substituted by Moses for Joshua’s earlier name, “Hoshea,” on the occasion of sending out the 12 spies Numbers Just as Psalms is often called “the psalms of David” because David is considered the kps of many of them, Proverbs is thought to be connected to Solomon, even though he was most likely not the actual author. A furious storm arises, and at his own request, the mariners fling him into the sea.


It concludes with promises and warnings also called “blessings and curses”involving vows, tithes, and offerings to God.

Jeremiah is the son of Hilkiah and a priest of the Priestly city of Anathoth, three miles north of Jerusalem.

His prophecies consist of two chapters, and they were all delivered in the second year of Darius Hystaspes, very probably spoken directly to the people at the festivals of the New Moon and of the Feast of Tabernacles, which is the season of the autumn rains.

Like many of the other tanak prophets, Amos was not an official or tankh prophet, but someone who suddenly felt called by God. He is a scribe who went to Jerusalem with a later group of returning Jewish exiles. Finally, he predicts the coming of a faithful messenger who will purify the people of their sinful ways.

It also foretells the re-creation of the Land of Israel and of its people andcontains a detailed vision of the restored Temple, Jerusalem, and nation. There is no reliable record of his death; he may have died at Tahpanes or, according to a tradition, may have gone to Babylon with Nebuchadnezzar’s army. After the capture, he warns the people at Mizpah and their governor Gedaliah against going down to Egypt, but he is nonetheless carried there against his will by his countrymen, where he twnakh against their idolatry until the end.

Only about half of them are attributed to him; some were attributed to Asaph, Solomon, the sons of Korah, and by others we do not know. Nahum comes to the people in order to console them and to foretell the overthrow of Assyria.

Close This Message Judges Judges receives its title from those who tanah raised up to be the deliverers of the Israelites from their enemies, after the death of Joshua. Close This Message Ecclesiastes The title of this book in Hebrew is “Koheleth” the assemblerafter the book’s narrator.

He divulges this information, thereby saving the king’s life, and the record of his services is entered in the royal chronicles.

The books of Samuel address three biographies: David’s personal life looms large throughout these stories, ever present as a potential threat to his successes. But as the personal life of David unravels, so too does the monarchy itself. This address is followed by the laws in three main groups: