Thanks to these generous donors for making the publication of this book possible: Joel D. and Tammy S. Rubin.
The third volume of the acclaimed English edition of Miqra’ot Gedolot
First published 500 years ago as the “Rabbinic Bible,” the biblical commentaries known as Miqra’ot Gedolot have inspired and educated generations of Hebrew readers. With this edition, the voices of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Nachmanides, Rashbam, and other medieval Bible commentators come alive once more, speaking in a contemporary English translation annotated and explicated for lay readers.
Each page of this third volume in The Commentators’ Bible series contains several verses from the Book of Numbers, surrounded by both the 1917 and 1985 JPS translations, and by new contemporary English translations of the major commentators. The book also includes an introduction, a glossary of terms, a list of names used in the text, notes on source texts, a special topics list, and resources for further study.
This large-format volume is beautifully designed for easy navigation among the many elements on each page, including explanatory notes and selected additional comments from the works of Bekhor Shor, Hizkuni, Abarbanel, Sforno, Gersonides, and others.
Michael Carasik, PhD is the author/translator of The Commentator’s Bible: The JPS Miqra’ot Gedolot: Exodus and The Commentators’ Bible: The JPS Miqra’ot Gedolot Leviticus. He teaches Biblical Hebrew at the University of Pennsylvania and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Bible for the Me’ah program of adult Jewish learning. He received his PhD in Bible and the Ancient Near East from Brandeis University, and has taught at various universities. He is the author of Theologies of the Mind in Biblical Israel and is a regular contributor of articles and reviews in scholarly journals.
His weekly “Torah Talk” podcast is available at torahtalk.michaelcarasik.com or through the iTunes Store.