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February 27, 2008 / Nick

Pentateuch & Haftorahs (Dr J H Hertz): Every serious bible student should have a copy of this book on their shelf.


The Pentateuch & Haftorahs by the late Rabbi Dr. J H Hertz is a masterpiece of a biblical resource. It is bound oriental style so reads from right to left (the reverse of our modern English books) due to the fact it contains Hebrew script, with English verses to the side and a vast ocean of commentary to the bottom.  The commentary gives a feel for the original Jewish context of the first 5 books of the bible, while drawing on some Christian commentators where relevant.

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in wanting to know more about the Old Testament, and understand the Jewish aspect of the Bible.



  1. bozz / May 1 2008 7:29 pm

    Have you heard of Dr. Lamsa’s version of the pechita text? It is fasinating! A dear brother that was part of our church assembly AAFCJ, before he went with the Lord made a spanish translation called the Hernandez biblia del Aramio/Galilio-brown & white editions. i personal have the English version straight form Dr. Lamsa. If you haven’t seen this & read it’s translations & eastern jewish text/idioms, etc.. please do so. Be blessed-Bozz

  2. jesusblogger / May 3 2008 6:29 am

    I hadn’t but I will look into it. Thanks Bozz.


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