Sunday, July 12, 2009

JPS Bible Guide Named "Best"


Philadelphia, PA - The Jewish Publication Society (JPS) is proud to announce that The Jewish Bible: A JPS Guide, has been recognized by the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) as one of the “Best of the Best” books in its 19th edition of University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries, showcased at this summer’s American Library Association conference in Chicago.

According to AAUP, “Some of the most significant and thought-provoking books… are published by scholarly presses” and represent major contributions to important library collections. The volumes singled out this year for excellence as “Best of the Best” were selected from a list of 400 by active librarians who work with high school students and the general public.

Bruce Feiler, author of Walking the Bible and Abraham, noted: “Whether you study the Bible every day or are just returning to it after many years away, this book offers a gentle hand and a comprehensive eye that can help you get more out of the text. The Jewish Bible will quickly become the go-to book for casual and devoted students alike.”

The Jewish Bible: A JPS Guide was edited and published by JPS with advisors Shalom Paul, Fred Greenspahn and Ziony Zevit. Featuring contributions by leading Bible scholars, it has been heralded as an outstanding resource for anyone engaged in Bible study. This invaluable guide covers everything from the origins of the Bible to chapters on commentaries, distinctions between the Jewish and Christian Bibles, storytelling and poetry in the Bible, law, prophecy, wisdom literature, and a glossary of Bible terms. This volume is part of the highly acclaimed JPS Guide series, a collection of concise, authoritative reference books on key Jewish topics. Colorful graphics, including maps, charts, tables, timelines and family trees, also provide quick, easy access to an abundance of information.

For more information on The Jewish Bible: A JPS Guide, visit

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