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The Torah

The Five Books of Moses

Edited by The Jewish Publication Society

Publication Year: 2010

The Torah is the essence of Jewish tradition; it inspires each successive generation. The current JPS translation, based on classical and modern sources, is acclaimed for its fidelity to the ancient Hebrew.

Published by: Jewish Publication Society

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pp. 1-154

When God began to createa heaven and earth— 2the earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind fromb God sweeping over the water—3God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness ...

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pp. 155-281

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 that were of Jacob’s issue came to seventy, Joseph being already in Egypt ...

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pp. 283-376

³If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall make his offering a male without blemish. He shall bring it to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, for acceptance in his behalf before the Lord. ⁴He shall lay his hand upon the head of the burnt offering, that it may be acceptable in his behalf, in expiation for him. ⁵The bull shall be slaughtered before the Lord; and ...

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pp. 377-506

²Take a census of the whole Israelite community by the clans of a-its ancestral houses,-a listing the names, every male, head by head. ³You and Aaron shall record them by their groups, from the age of twenty years up, all those in Israel who are able to bear arms. ⁴Associated with you shall be a man from each tribe, each ...

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pp. 507-620

These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan.—a 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 the Mount Seir route.—³It was in the fortieth year, on the ...

E-ISBN-13: 9780827609822
Print-ISBN-13: 9780827606807

Publication Year: 2010