by Carl Nellis, Associate Editor 'It was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth, except the Scripture were laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.’ —William Tyndale  The story of printing from the invention of Gutenberg’s press in 1450 to the work of the Reformers has been told and retold in … Continue reading The Dangerous Business of Bible Publishing in the Sixteenth Century
by Maggie Swofford, Marketing and Editorial Assistant This week, as I was reading through Matthew 8-15 in The Complete Jewish Study Bible for our Bible book club of Matthew (sign up HERE, if you haven’t already!), I stumbled across a passage and corresponding note that really surprised me and changed my view of these verses. … Continue reading How reading these verses with a Jewish perspective completely changed their meaning for me
For the next four weeks, our office is reading through the book of Matthew (Mattityahu) in The Complete Jewish Study Bible. In case you missed the first post on why we’re doing this, here it is. Here, we offer a few of our own thoughts and reflections on what we’re learning in our Bible book … Continue reading What we’re learning in Matthew 1-7 from The Complete Jewish Study Bible
By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director As I write this, we are currently in the time (September–October) of Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles. It’s something that many Christians may not be aware of (I had never heard of it until I visited Israel in the month of October many years ago). I happen to live … Continue reading God with Us: A Beautiful Reminder from The Complete Jewish Study Bible
Working at a Christian publishing house definitely has its perks. Besides the wonderful feeling that comes with being part of a team that makes books for a living, sometimes certain projects come along that really feel special. The Complete Jewish Study Bible is one of those projects. What is The Complete Jewish Study Bible? It’s … Continue reading Join our Complete Jewish Study Bible reading club and get a FREE e-book!
Read John Kight’s review of the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity Vol. 3 (I-N)!
The landscape of specialized biblical and theological dictionaries produces continual growth year-by-year. These dictionaries generally boast a more focused intention on content and tend to provide a more unique product as an end goal. The level of usefulness of these dictionaries can vary greatly depending on the academic or personal interest of the individual. However, because of the unique quality of such works the price-point is generally out of reach for the average consumer—especially for a multi-volume work like that being reviewed here. The intersection of such usefulness and availability is tellingly rare in this distinctive reference genre, and thus when it is clearly observed attention should be widely merited.
The Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity (DDL) edited by Edwin M. Yamauchi and Marvin R. Wilson is a recent multi-volume dictionary series that is certain to offer itself as a benefit to many. At present, three…
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Thanks Daniel for your interesting insights!
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By Tirzah Frank, Assistant Editor I work as an assistant editor at Hendrickson Publishers, which means that I help with books in a variety of stages (and indeed worked on The Complete Jewish Study Bible), but I don’t often get to spend time looking at our finished products. So it was with excitement that I … Continue reading What Rosh-HaShanah Can Teach Christians about God’s Changelessness
The number of Study Bibles available on the market today is breathtaking. There seems to be a Study Bible themed for almost any occasion or reason one could imagine. In recent years, several major Study Bible projects surfaced and released with mixed reception. One of the latest additions to this Study Bible market, and one that promises a wealth of useful insight into the Scriptures is the newly published The Complete Jewish Study Bible (CJSB).
The CJSB is a unique Study Bible experience that seeks to submerge the reader into the Jewishness of both Testaments through fresh and relevant study notes and articles selected to accomplish this mission. The CJSB is based on the widely used Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) by David A. Stern. Those familiar with the CJB will know what to expect. Stern has translated the Bible with a particular sensitivity to the Jewish tradition and thus has…
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