Extremely disappointed. Friend lent me her copy of "Jewish New Testament" and I loved it so much I wanted to order my own. I discovered the existence of the "Complete Jewish Bible" and ordered it at once. Boy was I shocked upon receiving the "Complete Jewish Bible"...THE FORMAT WAS CHANGED.
In the "Jewish New Testament" there is a GLOSSARY/KEY on every bottom right hand page for the Hebrew words used on the current and previous page which is very convenient (sometimes there are several Hebrew words per page) BUT.... This was not included in the "Complete Jewish Bible."
This is very noticeable. After reading the "Jewish New Testament," one will be disappointed if not fluent in Hebrew. A "Glossary" is provided in the back, but, one will be constantly flipping to the back of this book. The very thin pages, will not hold up to this constant back and forth--not to mention it is time consuming and interrupts the flow of reading.
It is not my intent to be ugly with this review. I know Dr. Stern worked very hard. However, whoever published this new format should reconsider using the format of the "Jewish New Testament."
I was excited to find, what I thought, was a Leather edition of this version of the bible. So much so, I paid extra to have my name monogrammed on the front. Upon getting it, I was quite disappointed to find I had received a bible that not only was not a leather covered bible, but that the cover was so thin it even is curling with use. Had I known that was what I was purchasing, I'd have spent far less and just bought a paper backed version.
I have searched for the best translation, closest to the old testament ,as Yeshua would have read. Closest to the Torah. Then adding the new testament, by that same translation. The lord spoke both Aramaic and Greek. This is an excellent translation, from the Aramaic. Our Lord Yeshua was a Jew. Yet most Christians forget this because our church's have taken the Jew ,from Jesus. This Bible will bring Him to you. I strongly recommend this to those seeking truth and their Messiah!
This Complete Jewish Bible was everythjng I expected. Leather was perfect and the name engravment was beautiful! Perfect price that I couldn't find anywhere else. My husband is so happy with this bible, he wont even let me use it lol! Thank you!