Michael Carasik, "The Commentators' Bible: The Rubin JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot" (Jewish Publication Society, 2018)


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The biblical commentaries known as Miqra’ot Gedolot have inspired and educated generations of Hebrew readers. Now, with the five volumes of the acclaimed English edition of Miqra’ot Gedolot, The Commentators' Bible—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy—the voices of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Nachmanides, Rashbam, Abarbanel, Kimhi, and other medieval Bible commentators come alive, speaking in a contemporary English translation annotated and explicated for lay readers.

Join us as we speak with Michael Carasik, editor of The Commentators' Bible!

Dr. Michael Carasik teaches biblical Hebrew at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the weekday Torah reader at Historic Congregation Kesher Israel in Center City Philadelphia. He received his Ph.D. in Bible and the Ancient Near East from Brandeis University, and has taught at various universities. He is the compiler and translator of the JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot Commentators' Bible series and, in addition to numerous articles, is also author of Theologies of the Mind in Biblical Israel and The Bible's Many Voices.

Michael Morales is Professor of Biblical Studies at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and the author of The Tabernacle Pre-Figured: Cosmic Mountain Ideology in Genesis and Exodus(Peeters, 2012), Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?: A Biblical Theology of Leviticus(IVP Academic, 2015), and Exodus Old and New: A Biblical Theology of Redemption (IVP Academic, 2020). He can be reached at mmorales@gpts.edu

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