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#1 afstein

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

I’d LOVE to see Richard Elliott Friedman’s Commentary on the Torah available. Anyone familiar with it? It’s a translation and commentary published by Harper Collins in 2001. 

It’s a great Jewish/scholarly translation that blends the accuracy and language of Everett Fox with the flow of the JPS. Friedman’s comments are few and concise, sometimes a bit longer, but always insightful. 

I’d really like to have it in Accordance. He was my professor at UC San Diego and is now in Georgia, but I could help by contacting him if needed. 

Some links: 

Amazon page (four stars from 29 reviews)

Dr. Friedman’s page, including the book blurbs from scholars such as the late David Noel Freedman, editor of the Anchor Bible. (Dr. Freedman looked over every page of Dr. Friedman’s book!)

Wikipedia page on Friedman

 

Thanks!


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 09:42 PM

I agree it's a great commentary with wonderful insights and comments on the Torah text.


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#3 Dan Francis

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:16 PM

It's something I would be interested in too... I must admit though I am just so happy to have the Modern Torah commentary Revised, that you came out with in the last few months.

 

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:32 AM

Great to see some other fans! I bought the Plaut commentary recently, too, and the Jewish NT. 

Thinking of buying Anchor Bible series, but it’s very expensive. 

Adam



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

Anchor is expensive, no doubt about it, and I will say it can be uneven as all commentary series are. It is a wonderful resource to own and I would suggest looking into the volumes and deciding if it might be right for you. The anniversary discount code along with possibly using Accordances payment plan system means everyone should seriously consider the AB. 

 

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