JPS Tanakh

  • by The Jewish Publication Society
  • Narrated by Michael Bernstein, Theodore Bikel, Bruce Feiler, Tovah Feldshuh, Norma Fire, Kathy Ford, Lisa Kirsch, Harold Kushner, MD Laufer
  • 61 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The JPS TANAKH: The Jewish Bible, audio version, is a recorded version of the JPS TANAKH, the most widely read English translation of the Hebrew, or Jewish, Bible. Produced and recorded for The Jewish Publication Society (JPS) by The Jewish Braille Institute (JBI), this complete, unabridged audio version features over 60 hours of readings by 13 narrators.
Regarded throughout the English-speaking world as the standard English translation of the Holy Scriptures, the JPS TANAKH has been acclaimed by scholars, rabbis, lay leaders, Jews, and Christians alike. The JPS TANAKH is an entirely original translation of the Holy Scriptures into contemporary English, based on the masoretic (the traditional Hebrew) text. It is the culmination of three decades of collaboration by academic scholars and rabbis, representing the three largest branches of organized Judaism in the United States.
Narrated by Michael Bernstein, Theodore Bikel, Bruce Feiler, Tovah Feldshuh, Norma Fire, Kathy Ford, Lisa Kirsch, Harold Kushner, MD Laufer, Elizabeth London, Francie Anne Riley, Jonathan Roumie, and Marciarose Shestack.
Funding for this recording is made possible through the generosity of Aaron Feingold, M.D., in memory of Esther Feingold, who saw life "with a good eye" (Pirke Avot); Dr. Seymour and June Kessler, in memory of Harry and Rose Kessler, remembered with love; and Norman and Edith Weisfeld, in loving memory of Benjamin and Rose Krumholz, and David Weisfeld.

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Missing Several Parts

Part 3 ends with 1 Kings; while part 4 starts with Jeremiah. Where are 2 Kings and Isaiah? I have no idea.

The organization of the files -- or lack thereof -- makes it possible only to listen to this recording through. Why couldn't they have split the files into the books of the Tanakh, so that it is possible to choose a book to listen to? Instead the recording is split into 9 files with the same name, each of which is split into "Chapters" at random parts.

Audible, did you spend any time on transferring this to computer format? It seems as if you didn't.
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- Marc

Audio version needs a "Table of Contents "

Any additional comments?

I would love to listen to selected passages, but I am unable to find a way to navigate. I feel this is particularly important for an audio Bible.

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- Winifred

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2010
  • Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society