I am very disappointed in this Bible. It changes meanings to Messianic OT scripture. Just look at Psalms 2, 22; Is 53. I haven't looked at much else after noticing they took all meaning from the Hebrew out, and changed the wording so it doesn't even remotely point to Yeshua/Jesus as the Messiah. A definite no for any Christian!
I have compared this version to NIV (1984), NASB and ESV. The pages are delicate, the content is powerful. The translation provides a direct connection with our Christian heritage . Sufficiently compatible with our vernacular without sacrificing what we believe the ancient intent of the scriptures is preserved based on my laity knowledge. Add this Bible to your comparative study.
The unique purpose of this revolutionary new translation is to convey a world view of the Jewish Messiah and to communicate a message of being one in His love.
The translation uses Jewish Messianic terms which add a new significance and understanding to the scriptures, an approach for teaching Jewish culture which will help the reader understand the significance and magnitude of the Messianic message as well as provide contemporary insights into the ancient Hebrew manuscripts. It also helps the modern-day Christian to relate to the Jewish roots of the faith and to learn more of the culture and traditions of the Jewish people.
The reader will get a clearer understanding of how Yeshua's (Jesus') teaching is directly from the Torah. The use of Hebraic titles sets this translation apart of other popular contemporary translations available today.
An impressive selection of 24 illustrations from original Jewish artwork adds another dimension and reinforces the interpretation of selected passages. Other important features include the: Hebraic glossary, Sabbath prayers, Jewish reading cycle, map of Israel, and cross referencing footnotes.
The luxurious leather cover and quality paper and easy to read font add to the value of this important historic publishing accomplishment.
The scholarly approach will stimulate the professional theologian and member of academia while the clarity and simplicity of the translation will make this a popular choice of the Christian layman, the Messianic Jew pursuing a study of the scriptures, and other Jews looking into Messianic teaching.
A complimentary copy of this Bible was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.