The JPS TANAKH: The Jewish Bible, audio version, is a recorded version of the JPS TANAKH, the most widely read English translation of the Hebrew, or Jewish, Bible. Produced and recorded for The Jewish Publication Society (JPS) by The Jewish Braille Institute (JBI), this complete, unabridged audio version features over 60 hours of readings by 13 narrators.
Regarded throughout the English-speaking world as the standard English translation of the Holy Scriptures, the JPS TANAKH has been acclaimed by scholars, rabbis, lay leaders, Jews, and Christians alike. The JPS TANAKH is an entirely original translation of the Holy Scriptures into contemporary English, based on the Masoretic (the traditional Hebrew) text. It is the culmination of three decades of collaboration by academic scholars and rabbis, representing the three largest branches of organized Judaism in the United States.
Narrated by Michael Bernstein, Theodore Bikel, Bruce Feiler,Tovah Feldshuh, Norma Fire, Kathy Ford, Lisa Kirsch, Harold Kushner, MD Laufer, Elizabeth London, Francie Anne Riley, Jonathan Roumie, and Marciarose Shestack.
Funding for this recording is made possible through the generosity of Aaron Feingold, M.D., in memory of Esther Feingold, who saw life "with a good eye" (Pirke Avot); Dr. Seymour and June Kessler, in memory of Harry and Rose Kessler, remembered with love; and Norman and Edith Weisfeld, in loving memory of Benjamin and Rose Krumholz, and David Weisfeld.
©1985 The Jewish Publication Society; (P)2009 The Jewish Publication Society
This reading is truly a story being told, not simply a dry reading, as I have encountered many times in the various translations I listen to.
Part 3 ends with 1 Kings; while part 4 starts with Jeremiah. Where are 2 Kings and Isaiah? I have no idea.
The organization of the files -- or lack thereof -- makes it possible only to listen to this recording through. Why couldn't they have split the files into the books of the Tanakh, so that it is possible to choose a book to listen to? Instead the recording is split into 9 files with the same name, each of which is split into "Chapters" at random parts.
Audible, did you spend any time on transferring this to computer format? It seems as if you didn't.
I would love to listen to selected passages, but I am unable to find a way to navigate. I feel this is particularly important for an audio Bible.
What can I say, the narraters are superb, they put a lot of feeling into reading the torah portions. I love this audiobook and highly recommend it.
There is no other ancient writing like this. I was there in the story. I was moved by God's love for his people. The clarity of the text is remarkable. I have read many many ancient religious texts but none of them hold a candle to the Tanakh. God's relationship with mankind is clear.
Very eclectic when it comes to books & music.
The talent of the readers.
Moses, because he was a multi-faceted personality.
I was built up spiritually.
It is very clear to listen, it is ver exciting!!
Where it describes the sufferings of Messiah
No, I haven listened to any of them before
Impossible to do it, it is one piece at a time, to have time to meditate on it
I like it because it brings to life all the events described there, as if I am sitting on the front row
would be nice, maybe I could see it on my iPod
There is no reason to not be able to listen on my iPod!
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