Mark Jay Mirsky
By Mark Jay Mirsky
How Jewish Is the New ‘Jewish Study Bible’?
The Jewish Study Bible By Adele Berlin, Marc Zvi Brettler (Editors) and Michael Fishbane (Consulting Editor) Oxford University Press, 2,181 pages, $40. * * *| ‘The Jewish Study Bible,” a hefty, 2,181-page tome published this year, packages a previously published translation of the Hebrew Bible together with extensive marginal commentary and essays by modern scholars….
A Collection of Ancient Novels Plumbs Antiquity and Proselytizes for Piety
Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology Edited and Translated by Lawrence M. Wills Oxford University Press, 320 pages, $24.95. * * *| In “Joseph and Aseneth,” a “purer than thou” Joseph, the biblical patriarch and newly appointed regent of Egypt, meets the “holier than thou” Aseneth, virginal daughter of Pharaoh’s chief counselor. Aseneth — “more beautiful…
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