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Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

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Description

Presenting the Word of God as a unified Jewish Book, the Complete Jewish Bible is a translation for Jews and non-Jews alike. It connects Jews with the Jewishness of the Messiah, and non-Jews with their Jewish roots. Names and key terms are returned to their original Hebrew and presented in easy-to-understand transliterations, enabling the reader to say them the way Yeshua (Jesus) did!

Why is this Bible different from all other Bibles?
Because it is the only English version of the Bible fully Jewish in style and presentation that includes both the Tanakh (Old Testament) and the B'rit Hadashah (New Covenant, New Testament). Even its title, Complete Jewish Bible, challenges both Jews and Christians to see that the whole Bible is Jewish, the B'rit Hadashah as well as the Tanakh. Jews are challenged by the implication that without it the Tanakh is an incomplete Bible. Christians are challenged with the fact that they are joined to the Jewish people through faith in the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus)—so that because Christianity can be rightly understood only from a Jewish perspective, anti-Semitism is condemned absolutely and forever. In short, the Complete Jewish Bible restores the Jewish unity of the Bible. Also for the first time the information needed for the synagogue readings from the Torah and the Prophets is completely integrated with similar use of the B'rit Hadashah.

Features

  • Corrects misinterpretations in the New Testament resulting from anti-Jewish theological bias
  • Offers the original Hebrew names for people, places, and concepts, using easy-to-read English transliterations
  • Focuses on Messianic prophecy
  • Translation based on:
    • Masoretic text for Tanakh (Old Testament)
    • United Bible Societies (UBS) The Greek New Testament 3rd Edition for B'rit Hadashah (New Testament)
  • Also includes:
    • A comprehensive introduction
    • Books of the Tanakh (Old Testament) listed in Jewish order, Christian order and alphabetical order
    • Explanatory glossary with pronunciation for Hebrew names and terms used
    • Reverse glossary gives usual English form of Hebrew names and terms used
    • Index of Tanakh (Old Testament) passages cited in the B'rit Hadashah (New Testament)
    • The traditional weekly and holiday synagogue readings, plus relevant readings from the B'rit Hadashah (New Testament)

Sample Text

Psalm 1:1

How blessed are those who reject the advice of the wicked, don't stand on the way of sinners or sit where scoffers sit!

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is God-breathed and is valuable for teaching the truth, convicting of sin, correcting faults and training in right living; thus anyone who belongs to God may be fully equipped for every good work.

Revelation 10:10

I took the little scroll from the angel's hand and ate it; and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; but after I had swallowed it, my stomach turned bitter.

About the Translator(s)

David H. Stern, born in Los Angeles in 1935, is the great-grandson of two of the city's first twenty Jews. He earned a Ph.D. in economics at Princeton University and was a professor at UCLA. In 1972 he came to faith in Yeshua the Messiah. He then received a Master of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary, did graduate work at the University of Judaism, and was active in the Messianic Jewish movement. In 1979 the Stern family made aliyah (immigrated to Israel); they now live in Jerusalem. Dr. Stern authored the Messianic Jewish Manifesto. His highly acclaimed English translation, the Jewish New Testament, restores the New Testament's Jewishness. His Jewish New Testament Commentary discusses the many Jewish issues found in the New Testament. His fresh translation, the Complete Jewish Bible, expresses the unity of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and the B'rit Hadashah (New Testament).

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Installed size (unless otherwise indicated): Approximately 6.125 MB. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Requires iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 5.0 or later. Download size: 6.125 MB. Android Requires Android OS 2.2 or later. Download size: 6.125 MB. Windows Phone Requires Windows Phone 7.5 or later. Download size: 6.125 MB. Windows Store Download size: 6.125 MB. Windows PC Requires Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, or later. Download size: 4.625 MB. Mac OS X Download size: 6.125 MB. Windows Mobile Requires Pocket PC / Windows Mobile version 6.5 or earlier. Download size: 4.375 MB. webOS Requires webOS 1.4.5 or later. Download/Installed size: 4.375 MB.

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