JPS Tanakh

JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh: Pocket Edition

The Jewish Study Bible, published in 2003, contains the New Jewish Publication Society Translation (NJPS) in one volume with introductions, notes, and supplementary material. The NJPS of the Jewish Bible (i.e. the Hebrew Bible or Tanakh, referred to by Christians as the Old Testament) is the second translation published by the Jewish Publication Society (JPS), superseding its 1917 translation. It is a completely fresh translation into modern English, independent of the earlier translation or any other existing one.

Now, for the first time, a pocket version of the JPS Hebrew-English TANAKHis available, with the same text and number of pages as the standard edition. Although smaller, the letters, Hebrew vowels, and cantillation marks are crisp and clear. Fitting easily into a backpack or briefcase, this pocket edition will appeal to students and others who need a lightweight, compact version of the popular JPS Hebrew-English Bible. The sturdy coated paper cover, embossed in black with gold lettering, will stand up well, even with heavy use.


The Jewish Publication Society provides the 1917 edition of the translation of the complete Hebrew bible on its website and can be downloaded as a pdf document here.


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