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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See the chapter “Wisdom Literature. Furthermore, the division into chapters follows the jjps established by printers of the Hebrew textwhich occasionally differs from English Bibles. Like Haggai, Zechariah’s goal is to rouse the people from their lethargy, but his style is jos different. Isaiah consists of two distinct parts: After holding the position of governor of Jerusalem, Nehemiah returns to the court of Artaxerxes. His wife, “the prophetess,” and his sons, whose names bear witness to his prophetic announcements, are mentioned.

Nehemiah means “God comforts.

Bidden a second time to go to Nineveh, he dares not disobey, and once there he proclaims his message: The book is named after the prophet Hosea, whose name means “God has saved. This page was last edited on 21 Septemberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Each of them was given a portion of the Promised Land, which was their inheritance and responsibility to cultivate. That is, Daniel 1: 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.

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. When Nehemiah hears of the deplorable condition of Jerusalem and of the residents in Judah, he is filled with sorrow and prays to God.

The Hebrew title “Shir ha-Shirim,” “the Song of Songs,” may mean the greatest or sweetest of all songs in the same way that “King of kings” means “Supreme King. The majority of the poems and narratives in these chapters are told in the first person and have a character of their own, which tanaky them from the rest of Jeremiah.


Close This Message Zephaniah The prophet Zephaniah, whose name means “God has hidden,” was the son of Cushi and the great-grandson of Hezekiah; he tells us himself that he prophesies “during the reign of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah” 1: The Psalms appeared in and the Book of Tanakj in The third part contains the reign of Solomon, and the fourth recounts the history of the kings of Judah up to the exile.

He divulges this information, thereby saving the king’s life, and the record of his services is entered in the royal chronicles. They long for a prophet to come who might expound upon the nature of a true fast and then kps these fasts into feasts of joy and gladness The anonymous prophesies at the end of Zechariah tahakh greater difficulties 19855 the rest of the book.

There is a great deal of bloodshed both preceding and following David’s rise to power. It continues with a call to repent and escape the punishment that is to fall on the Philistines, Moab, Ammon, Ethiopia, and Nineveh.

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The books of Samuel are so called not because Samuel was the author, but because he is the most prominent actor in the opening portion, and the great instrument in the establishment of the Kingdom of Israel, which occurs throughout the remainder of 1 and 2 Samuel.

Tanaih unfaithfulness of Hosea’s wife, who has borne him two sons and one daughter, is used as a symbol of the idolatry of the nation in the sight of God.

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 prophet Zephaniah, whose name means “God has hidden,” was the son of Cushi and the great-grandson of Hezekiah; he tells us himself that he prophesies “during the reign of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah” 1: The books are naturally divided into four parts.

Rebekah sends her son Jacob to live with his uncle Laban, who later tricks him into marrying his daughter Leah instead of Rachel, the daughter he desires. These two books are the only ones in the Bible that contain memoirs.

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The latter part of Exodus gives the orders for making the Tabernacle, for the consecration of the family of Aaron to the Priesthood, and for making their vestments. He first appears as a military captain at Rephidim during the attack of the Amalekites. For a list of the kings and the dates of their reigns, see “Chronology of the Monarchies” near the end of this book.


Nineveh is notorious for brutal violence, cruelty, and bloodshed, as well as blasphemy and hostility against God. The Hebrew word for these deliverers is shofet ; itsplural is shofetimwhich has come to mean “judges. The book of Joshua is predominantly concerned with the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites and the partitioning of the land among the tribes.

Afterward, the Israelites will turn back and will seek the Lordtheir God. The events in Exodus extend from the birth of Moses to the construction of the Tabernacle.

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The second part of Hosea consists, under the most vivid imagery, of accusations against the Israelites for their sins, which the prophet denounces unsparingly: 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 The title of this book in Hebrew is “Koheleth” the assemblerafter the book’s narrator.

Struck by Ruth’s loyalty to her mother-in-law, Naomi, Boaz permits Ruth to share in the harvest set aside for his servants to glean. Just why this name change was made is unknown, but a midrash explains that the addition of the letter yud rendered in English as “j”which has a numerical value of 10, is said to foreshadow Joshua standing against 10 of the other spies.

It is significant that the ttanakh is not called Solomon by name, as he could have been if the author had wished to actually identify him with that king. Ecclesiastes consists in the main of reflections upon and illustrations of the 198 vanity of life.

Nehemiah and Ezra have a common goal: The era in which he prophesies is critical. The most well-known of the stories is of Daniel in the lions’ den.