'Artscroll English Tanach'
By Rabbi Nosson Scherman (Author)
"The ArtScroll English Tanach" is not only a contemporary English translation of the Hebrew Scripture from the Masoretic Text but contains a commentary with insights gleaned from 2,000 years of rabbinic thought. I especially appreciated the marginal notes provided for quick skimming to find specific subjects, incidents, times, and places. They are much more complete and easier to use than the topical headings found in many English study Bibles. I also found that the explanations from the Hebrew language enriched my understanding and appreciation of the intent of the original text. The appendices provide valuable resources including: time lines, genealogies, illustrations of the Tabernacle and its furnishings, the priestly garments, biblical maps, a subject index, a resource guide for further Jewish study, and a unique summary of each chapter of the Jewish Bible. "The ArtScroll English Tanach" is designed for anyone who wants to understand the Jewish Scripture in English. The text is easy to read, understand, and apply to contemporary life. This is an excellent biblical resource for every home, school, and library.