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The Torah: The Five Books of Moses: Pocket Edition [Paperback]

JPS , Moshe Greenberg
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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28 Feb 2000 Five Books of Moses (Pocket)
"The Torah" is the essence of Jewish tradition; it inspires each successive generation. The current JPS translation, based on classical and modern sources, is acclaimed for its fidelity to the ancient Hebrew.

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  • Paperback: 620 pages
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society (28 Feb 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082760680X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0827606807
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 10.2 x 3.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 176,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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85 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best available translation 20 July 2001
By Michael Baxter VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
This excellent translation breaks completely away from the "Bible English" epitomised by the King James version. It is written in easy to understand, modern English but unlike say the "Good News" version it brings out the full meaning without oversimplification. Orlinsky is one of the greatest ever Bible translators - he was also involved with two other major translations, the RSV and the NRSV. No Bible translation will ever satisfy everyone, and it would not be difficult to find a few places where I would have translated differently, but on balance this translation is the best available. (Of course, this volume only covers the Pentateuch, and even the complete version only covers the Old Testament.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 8 Nov 2007
By Birmingham Book Reader VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
The Torah: The Five Books of Moses is an excellent translation in readable modern words of the first 5 books of the Bible.

Great to read and study from.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I like it 2 July 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have just bought this edition of Torah and am very happy with it. The language is fairly simple, yet powerful enough to give the right impression, and so in my opinion it is even suitable for a foreigner. The font seems to be of a standard size and thus, despite the smallish format of the book, the text can be read easily. The book has also been with me on the road and I can confirm that it is handy. Unfortunately, since I have not owned any other edition of Torah, I cannot make any comparisons in that respect...

The only shortcoming to me personally is that the language could be a bit more powerful still, making the entire experience even more sublime.

However, taking everything into consideration, I would recommend this edition of Torah.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Word. 5 July 2008
Format:Hardcover
As a beginner to scripture I had to compare the Torah to the Old Testament of a Bible to appreciate just how well it has been translated. I wanted to start at the very beginning of my review of the three religions of the Book & this translation could not have provided a better introduction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Could read it continuously 6 Jun 2014
By Kevin
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Good read, and wanted it for the instruction. In addition, Worth the money as I'm trying to mirror myself with the Torah
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for carry along study 28 Sep 2013
By MrsPaul TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought the book used in 'acceptable condition'. What I received was a perfect copy - it looks brand new. The book is small enough to slip into my bag to carry along, another plus because often the description 'pocket edition' isn't really the case.

This particular edition was strongly recommended to me by several people as THE edition for Torah study, I'm very pleased to have this as the latest addition to my scriptures library.
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