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תַּנַ”ךְ‎ – The Hebrew Bible (1860)

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תַּנַ”ךְ‎ – The Hebrew Bible (1860)

SG$188.00

Title: תַּנַ”ךְ‎ : The Holy Scriptures of the Old Testament, The Tanakh, with Hebrew and English parallel text.
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Publisher: Samuel Bagster & Sons (date unknown, but sometime between 1844 and 1860)
Condition: Hardcover, full leather. G

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Title: תַּנַ”ךְ‎ : The Holy Scriptures of the Old Testament, The Tanakh, with Hebrew and English parallel text.
Author: –
ISBN: –
Publisher: Samuel Bagster & Sons (date unknown, but sometime between 1844 and 1860)
Condition: Hardcover, full leather. Good overall – expected rubbing and wear, but clean and tightly bound. Exceptionally scarce. Please note that this book is absolutely enormous and will cost extra to ship overseas.

This book opens from left to right, and contains the entire Masoretic text of the Bible. It contains The Torah (“Teaching”, also known as the Five Books of Moses), Nevi’im (“Prophets”) and Ketuvim (“Writings”), all arranged according to the Hebrew tradition, and with the Authorised Version of the translation on the same page.

It also contains an extensive index and notes, all in Latin.

About the book (from wikipedia):

According to Jewish tradition, the Tanakh consists of twenty-four books. The Tanakh counts as one book each Samuel, Kings, Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah and counts Trei Asar (תרי עשר, the Twelve Prophets; literally “twelve”) as a single book.

The Torah (תּוֹרָה, literally “teaching”) consists of five books, commonly referred to as the “Five Books of Moses”. Printed versions of the Torah are often called Chamisha Chumshei Torah (חמישה חומשי תורה, literally the “five five-sections of the Torah”), and informally a Chumash.

In Hebrew, the five books of the Torah are identified by the first prominent word in each book. The English names are derived from the Greek names given to the books in the Septuagint, which are based on the thematic content of each of the books, as follows:

1. Bereshit – Genesis
2. Shemot – Exodus
3. Vayikra – Leviticus
4. Bamidbar – Numbers
5. Devarim – Deuteronomy

Nevi’im (נְבִיאִים, “Prophets”) consists of eight books. This division includes the books which, as a whole, cover the chronological era from the entrance of the Israelites into the Land until the Babylonian captivity of Judah (the “period of prophecy”). However, they exclude Chronicles, which covers the same period. The Nevi’im are often divided into the Earlier Prophets (נביאים ראשונים), which are generally historical in nature, and the Later Prophets (נביאים אחרונים), which contain more exhortational prophecies.

Although most versions of the Old Testament count the number of books as totaling twenty-one, counting the books of Samuel and Kings as two books each, and the “Twelve Prophets” (or the minor prophets) as 12 books, Jewish tradition does not:

6. (יהושע / Y’hoshua) – Joshua
7. (שופטים / Shophtim) – Judges
8. (שמואל / Sh’muel) – Samuel (I & II)
9. (מלכים / M’lakhim) – Kings (I & II)
10. (ישעיה / Y’shayahu) – Isaiah
11. (ירמיה / Yir’mi’yahu) – Jeremiah
12. (יחזקאל / Y’khezqel) – Ezekiel
13. The Twelve Prophets (תרי עשר)

a. (הושע / Hoshea) – Hosea
b. (יואל / Yo’el) – Joel
c. (עמוס / Amos) – Amos
d. (עובדיה / Ovadyah) – Obadiah
e. (יונה / Yonah) – Jonah
f. (מיכה / Mikhah) – Micah
g. (נחום / Nakhum) – Nahum
h. (חבקוק /Havakuk) – Habakkuk
i. (צפניה / Ts’phanyah) – Zephaniah
j. (חגי / Khagai) – Haggai
k. (זכריה / Z’kharyah) – Zechariah
l. (מלאכי / Mal’akhi) – Malachi

Ketuvim (כְּתוּבִים, “Writings”) are sometimes also known by the Greek title “Hagiographa” and consists of eleven books. These encompass all the remaining books, and include the Five Megillot (Five Scrolls). They are sometimes also divided into such categories as Sifrei Emet (ספרי אמת, literally “Books of Truth”) of Psalms, Proverbs and Job (the Hebrew names of these three books form the Hebrew word for “truth” as an acrostic, and all three books have unique cantillation marks), the “wisdom books” of Job, Ecclesiastes, and Proverbs, the “poetry books” of Psalms, Lamentations and Song of Songs, and the “historical books” of Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles.

Although most versions of the Old Testament count the number of books as totaling thirteen, counting Ezra and Nehemiah as two books and I and II Chronicles as two, Jewish Tradition again does not.

The “Sifrei Emet,” “Books of Truth”:

14. (תהלים / Tehillim) – Psalms
15. (משלי / Mishlei) – Proverbs
16. (איוב / Iyov) – Job

The “Five Megilot” or “Five Scrolls”:

17. (שיר השירים / Shir Hashirim) – Song of Songs
18. (רות / Rut) – Ruth
19. (איכה / Eikhah) – Lamentations
20. (קהלת / Kohelet) – Ecclesiastes
21. (אסתר / Esther) – Esther

The rest of the “Writings”:

22. (דניאל / Dani’el) – Daniel
23. (עזרא ונחמיה / Ezra v’Nechemia) – Ezra-Nehemiah
24. (דברי הימים / Divrei Hayamim) – Chronicles (I & II)