THE SUSAN & ROGER HERTOG EDITION OF EXODUS
The Koren Tanakh of the Land of Israel offers an innovative and refreshing approach to the Hebrew Bible. By fusing extraordinary findings by modern scholars on the ancient Near East with the original Hebrew text and a brand new English translation by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, The Koren Tanakh of the Land of Israel clarifies and explains the Biblical narrative, laws, events and prophecies in context with the milieu in which it took place.
The inaugural work in this multi-volume series is dedicated to the book of Shemot (Exodus). It features stunning visuals of ancient civilizations including artifacts, archeological excavations, inscriptions and maps, along with brief articles on Egyptology, geography, biblical botany, language, geography, and more. By showcasing material that was unknown to previous generations of Torah scholars, The Koren Tanakh of the Land of Israel opens a new view into the revolutionary impact of the Tanakh, published for the first time in English.
“as if the Met produced a coffee table book of Jonathan Sacks’s translation of Exodus, with learned commentary from religious Assyriologists and Egyptologists” - Abe Socher, Jewish Review of Books
“without doubt the best Bible commentary in English.” – Times of Israel Blog
“cause for celebration and reflection.” – YU Commentator
“eloquently and brilliantly shows how radical and revolutionary a work the Torah truly is.” – The Jewish Link