Book Review: The Complete Jewish Study Bible

Nathan Albright offers his thoughtful perspective on The Complete Jewish Study Bible in this review:

Edge Induced Cohesion

The Complete Jewish Study Bible:  Insights For Jews & Christians, Illuminating The Jewishness Of God’s Word, edited by Rabbi Barry Rubin

[Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Bibles.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.]

As someone who reads and reviews Bibles on a regular basis [1], there are often a few approaches I have when it comes to examining a Bible for its usefulness.  How does the text read?  What sort of extra features and commentary does it contain about the material?  How does the Bible approach the essential unity of the scriptures concerning the high place of God’s law and the importance of faith and obedience among believers?  Does the book address and deal with the essentially Hebraic nature of the writers of both testaments [2]?  How does the book address textual issues and a long history of faulty translation of material, especially in…

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