The Complete Jewish Study Bible, Flexisoft Leather, Dark BlueHendrickson Publishers / 2016 / Imitation Leather$46.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 147 Reviews Video
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Doc5 Stars Out Of 5Excellence by farJune 7, 2019DocQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If your looking for a bible that gets to the Jewish roots and makes the Word better to understand, than look no further. The genuine leather cover is excellent quality, the paper so far doesn't allow a lot of bleed thru with a highliter, and the print is okay but could be a little bigger than 10 point font for those needing bigger print to read. But overall this bible is an excellent learning tool. I highly recommend this bible for the serious bible student. I have multiple biblical degrees and have learned a good bit, but I am a constant learner and am glad to have this bible in my library as a go to bible for the Jewish side of my christian faith.
Moi7774 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Study Bible to get deeper in the original context of the Jewish writers of the Holy Scriptures.May 5, 2019Moi777Quality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4As I received the Complete Jewish Study Bible, I got a very good feeling right off the bat. Its cover has an amazing design that I believe it reflects the "theme" within. The edition I have is the hardback (there are two other options; blue flexisoft and black genuine calfskin leather). This hardback is quality! Very well put together. The spine is sewn as opposed to glued. This will give to this Bible larger longevity. The paper is just right, not too heavy and not too thin, and it does have a bit of show-through due to this but not distracting in my eyes so I am happy with it.
The amount of articles and insights is huge. I did create a review video where I go in-depth with the details of such articles and even the commentaries on the text that I believe are excellent. I do not agree 100% with all the commentaries, but that happens with any study Bible where men place their own views, insights, understanding, personal research, etc.
I do value the fact that this edition shares the contextual frame that the Mishnah, Talmud and other Jewish writings bring to help better understand certain passages of the Holy Bible such as why Peter had an issue with his vision in Acts 10 or why he had a problem with sharing with Gentiles when his fellow Jews were present. Understanding the differences between the Torah (God's Law) and the Law of the Jews (man-made traditions that were placed by religious leaders) is key to better interpret New Testament difficult accounts that unfortunately, many have misinterpreted in the Christian world for a lack of knowledge and contextual understanding. This Complete Jewish Study Bible does a great job in fixing many of these problematic instances.
The biblical text used is the well-known CJB (Complete Jewish Bible) by David Stern, a Messianic Jewish translation.
This bible also is packed with excellent articles about Jewish customs that can definitely help to expand your personal study of the Bible. They are all framed in different coloured blocks to clearly differentiate them from the actual biblical text. I am very pleased with the graphic design work done in full colour throughout this edition.
Every book has titles, chapters and commentaries headings highlighted in a very tasteful blue, and lines in a gold (sort of) shade that separate the biblical text from the commentary placed below.
One small critique is its ultrathin ribbons. For such a bigger Bible, I would have recommended three or four 10mm double-faced satin ribbons.
I love how this study bible uses Hebrew transliterations instead of English translations of the original Hebrew names. It does contain an excellent Glossary of Hebrew words and a Glossary of English words into Hebrew (with pronunciation).
DannyKSAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great BookMay 2, 2019DannyKSAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When it comes to biblical texts and putting things back into proper context, this is the book you should go with. It is one of the best out there for re opening your eyes and see what you were missing when reading another bible without a Hebraic roots contextual setting. Also it is made very well and my wife loves it.
DannyKSAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Good overall qualityMay 2, 2019DannyKSAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoy reading this bible it is how biblical interpretation should have been written many years ago. Hebriac mindset is important when it comes to understanding the nature of the texts.
Rsandridge5 Stars Out Of 5highly recommendMarch 21, 2019RsandridgeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love this bible! I use it as a study resource, I enjoy the historical and cultural references, and it's just a great addition to my library. It's a pleasure to read, plus the Hebrew words are a real eye-opener. I think any student of the Word of God would benefit from owning this bible.