Jewish Versions of the Bible
Jewish Versions
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Versions, Jewish
VERSIONS, JEWISH. All translations of the Hebrew Bible are basically Jewish; they cannot be otherwise. For not only is the Hebrew text itself a Jewish work, but the earliest translations of it, the (Greek) Septuagint (LXX) and the (Aramaic) Targums, were also made by Jews for Jews in pre-Christian times;
Catholic Bible Dictionary
A. The Jewish Canon
A. The Jewish CanonThere was no fixed Jewish canon of the Bible in the period before the Christian Church. There was certainly a collection of sacred books, but the extent and makeup of the collection was still in question. Modern Jewish scholars rely upon the list of twenty-four books in the Masoretic
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
F. Anglo-Jewish Versions
F. Anglo-Jewish VersionsFor almost three centuries, the King James Version (KJV) of 1611 was the standard for English speakers, as Martin Luther’s version had been for those who spoke German. Even though there were no Jewish members on the translation committees for the KJV, a number of these Christian
VERSIONS, JEWISH. It is recorded in the Talmud: “If one translates a verse literally, he is a liar; if he adds to it, he is a blasphemer and a libeler” (Qidd. 49a). Early in his work, Josephus promises that he will describe the contents of Scripture without adding or omitting any details (Ant., Preface).