About the Book
This is the commentary on the second book of the Bible in the renowned JPS Torah
Commentary series. Drawing upon classical and modern sources, Sarna's exegesis
and interpretations are scholarly yet quite accessible to non-specialist
Included are an introduction, six excurses on problematic subjects, a
glossary, and notes. The work makes use of literary analysis, comparati...
The Dora Golding Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University, Nahum Sarna is widely acknowledged as an academic innovator in the field of modern biblical studies.
He is one of the greatest practitioners of Jeudische Wissenschaft, a movement with origins in the 19th century Germany.
Sarna is an outstanding member of a school of Jewish American scholars who combine ancient Near Eastern studies with the rich history of Jewish biblical exegesis and oral tradition.