The Rubin Edition a translation and commentary of the Prophets that will sweep the English-speaking world, providing new dimensions of understanding and beauty. The Early Prophets - with a commentary anthologized from the Rabbinic writings.
This brilliant new work has an unprecedented array of features:
A highly regarded new translation, firmly grounded in traditional sources
A commentary culled from classic sources and presented gracefully and literately
Newly set Hebrew commentaries of Rashi, Radak, and Metzudos
Newly set, accurate Hebrew Text of the Tanach
An Overview on Prophets and Prophecy
Introductions and explanations of difficult concepts
Maps and diagrams
Lightweight, opague, acid-free heirloom-quality paper, for decades of quality use
Gilded page heads for decades of dust resistance
Magnificent sculpted cover
For most people, Tanach is something they studied a smattering of when they were too young to understand it. The result is that we have vague recollections of some of the narratives, and even less comprehension of its messages. But the Talmud tells us that the Books of the Prophets contain only prophecies that were needed by future generations. This new commentary not only brings the verses alive, it does so in such a way that they are actually speaking to us in language, in outlook, in aspiration for spiritual growth.
The Rubin Edition's inclusion of the major Hebrew commentaries gives this work a high degree of versatility, so that it can be studied on many levels. Among the many topics in this volume are:
l Hannah s prayer l The emergence of Samuel l The destruction of Shilo l The mistaken demand for a king and Samuel s strong response l Saul, the first king l David the shepherd is anointed and kills Goliath l Saul s pursuit of flight l David and Jonathan l Saul s defeat and death l David becomes king l The Ark comes to Jerusalem l Bath-Sheba and Uriah l The rebellions of Absalem and Sheba ben Bichri l The Gibeonites grisly demand l David s magnificent songs l The tragic census l David s final battles l An overview on David s greatness
Also available in a deluxe leather binding.