In The Beginning When God “Began” to Create…?

If you look at the first words in the 1985 JPS (Jewish Publication Society) Tanakh, you'll notice this translation: "When God began to create heaven and earth...." Almost all other English translations - including the 1917 JPS Tanakh - translate Genesis 1:1 something like this: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth...."… Continue reading In The Beginning When God “Began” to Create…?

The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh

 If you're looking for a nicely formatted and carefully edited Hebrew-English Bible, I very much recommend the JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh (published in 2000).  I like to have a Hebrew Bible that gives some "helps" for reading, and I'm finding this one to be a good fit for me.  I tried the Reader's Hebrew Bible, but… Continue reading The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh