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Bible Version Detail — Jewish Publication Society Tanakh(JPS)

What's in a Version? is a book about the process of Bible translationAbbreviation:JPS
Name:Jewish Publication Society Tanakh
Functional Translation (1-10):6
Formal Translation (1-10):8
Ease of reading (1-10, 10 is easiest):8
Public Reading (1-10):7
Serious Study (1-10):9
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):1
Capitalization of pronouns referring to God (Yes/No):Yes
Extensive Translation of cultural terms (Yes/No):No
Translated by Committee (Yes/No):Yes
Interdenominational Participation (Yes/No):No
Interfaith Participation (Yes/No):No
Committee Note:Includes all three major branches of Judaism on committee
This is a new translation by Jewish scholars. It is based almost entirely on the traditional Hebrew text (Masoretic Text), with very minor exceptions. It does include alternatives in frequent footnotes. Besides its more obvious uses, it is extremely valuable for Christians studying Hebrew scriptures who want to check their renderings against a version that is built on Jewish tradition.

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