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The Five Books of Moses


The Five Books of Moses - The Schocken Bible: Volume 1
Everett Fox

Schocken Books
1056 pages
ISBN: 0-8052-4061-6

Now over fifteen years old, this fiercely literal translation is worth its weight in gold. Revealing the thrust and nuances of the underlying Hebrew text in a delightful English style, this translation is warmly recommended for hearing the mood and language devices that most translations are not only incapable of showing, but have chosen to omit or obscure. Like Friedman's work, the commentary has a tendency to be too gullible with modern critical scholarship, so that it is necessary to ignore many of the comments regarding the age and provenance of the text. Nevertheless, this volume provides a valuable and challenging introduction to the way the Hebrew text works while requiring no Hebrew knowledge at all.