You know and use the Stone Edition, which has become the standard English-language Chumash. But what about the rest of the Written Torah, the Prophets and the Writings? Where can we go for a sweeping understanding of the text, as understood by the Sages and the classic commentators — presented in a way that makes it both accessible and enjoyable to scholar and layman alike?
The first volume of the Rubin Edition — Joshua/Judges —provided the answer.
Thanks to the brilliance of the ArtScroll/Mesorah team of scholars and writers — led by Rabbi Nosson Scherman — the tradition continues, with The Rubin Edition of I Samuel and II Samuel in one volume. This translation and commentary on the Prophets is sweeping the English-speaking world, providing new dimensions of understanding and beauty. It not only brings the verses alive, it makes them speak to us — in language, in outlook, in aspiration for spiritual growth.
This outstanding new work has an unprecedented array of features:
- A highly regarded new English translation, firmly grounded in traditional sources
- A commentary culled from classic sources and presented gracefully and literately
- Newly set Hebrew commentaries of Rashi, Radak, and Metzudos Tzion and Dovid, so you can study on many levels
- Newly set, accurate Hebrew text of the Tanach
- Introductions and explanations of difficult concepts
- Lightweight, opaque, acid-free paper, for decades of use
- Gilded page heads
- Ribbon place-marker
PERFECT FOR STUDENTS!
Among the many topics in this volume are:
l Hannah’s prayer l The emergence of Samuel l The destruction of Shilo l The mistaken demand for a king and Samuel’s strong response l Saul, the first king l David — the shepherd is anointed and kills Goliath l Saul’s pursuit of flight l David and Jonathan l Saul’s defeat and death l David becomes king l The Ark comes to Jerusalem l Bath-Sheba and Uriah l The rebellions of Absalem and Sheba ben Bichri l The Gibeonites grisly demand l David’s magnificent songs l The tragic census l David’s final battles l An overview on David’s greatness
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