Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-ii

Contents

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p. iii

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PREFACE

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pp. v-xxxv

The present translation adapts the New Jewish Publication Society (njps) version only with respect to social gender.1 To keep the presentation simple, this edition recasts the invaluable footnotes of the njps translation committee as endnotes; such...

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PREFACE: The Torah (1962)

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pp. xxxvii-xl

The Jewish Publication Society of America produced its first translation of the Bible in 1917. It was quickly accepted by English-speaking Jews the world over; it is still in use and will no doubt continue to be widely favored. Nevertheless, the need for...

SCRIPTURAL READINGS

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pp. xli-xlii

TORAH: The Five Books of Moses

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p. xliii

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GENESIS

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pp. 1-86

"When God began to create-* heaven and earth—2 the earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and *-a wind from-* God sweeping over the water— 3 God said, “Let there be light”; and there was...

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EXODUS

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pp. 87-156

These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each coming with his household: 2Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; 3Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin; 4Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 5The total number of persons...

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LEVITICUS

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pp. 157-209

vuvh called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: 2Speak to the Israelite people, and say to them: When any of you presents an offering of cattle to vuvh: You shall choose your offering from the herd or from the flock...

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NUMBERS

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pp. 211-283

On the first day of the second month, in the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, vuvh spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting, saying: 2Take a census of the whole Israelite...

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DEUTERONOMY

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pp. 285-348

These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan.—*-Through the wilderness, in the Arabah near Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Di-zahab, 2it is eleven days from Horeb to Kadesh-barnea by...

Guide to Notes

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pp. 349-350

Notes

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pp. 351-392

Dictionary of Gender in the Torah

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pp. 393-412