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Soncino Books of the Bible. Edited by Abraham Cohen. London, Soncino,
1945-1952. 14 vols. $55.00.
Hebrew text, English translation and English commentary.
Mikra’ot Gedolot. New York, Pardes, 1951. 10 vols. $29.50.
Bible with rabbinic commentaries.
M a n d e l k e r n , S o l o m o n .
Concordance on the Bible. Revised by C.
M .
Brecher,
with notes by A. Avrunin. New York, Shulsinger Bros., 1955. 2 vols.
$40.00.
Hebrew Bible Concordance. Another edition of Mandelkern, in
small format, is also available (Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, Schocken,
1959; 2 vols. $15.00).
L o e w e n s t a m m , S a m u e l E . a n d J o s h u a B l a u . O t s a r L e s h o n h a -M ik r a . J e r u -
s a lem , B i b l e C o n c o r d a n c e P r e s s ,
1957-1968. 3
v o l s .
$15.00
e a c h .
“Thesaurus of the Language of the Bible.” Concordance, Bible die-
tionary, and Hebrew-English Bible dictionary in one alphabet. In progress
(through the letter “T e t”).
Nelson’s Complete Concordance of the Revised Standard Version Bible.
Compiled under the supervision of John W. Ellison, New York, Nelson,
1957. 2157 p. $20.00.
The Revised Standard Version Bible, also published by Nelson, would
be necessary, if much use is to be made of this concordance.
The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. New
York, Nashville, Abingdon, 1962. 4 vols. $45.00.
Most articles are signed; many include bibliographies. Good maps,
charts, and illustrations.
The Illustrated World-of-the-Bible Library. Edited by Benjamin Mazar,
Michael Avi-Yonah,
et. al.
New York, McGraw-Hill, 1962. 4 vols. $80.00.
Selections from the Bible, woven together with commentary and over
1800 color illustrations. The Hebrew edition is entitled
Pene ‘Olam ha-
Mikra.
First published in English, 1958-61, as
Views of the Biblical
World.
The Apocrypha of the Old Testament, Revised Standard Version. New York,
Nelson, 1957. 250 p. $3.00.
Since 1951, also, several volumes of the Jewish Apocryphal Literature
Series have been published for Dropsie College by Harper (Maccabees
1, 2, 3-4; Aristeas; Wisdom of Solomon; and Tobit).
Entsiklopedyah Mikra’it. Jerusalem, Mosad Bialik, 1950-1968. 5 vols. $20.00
each.
Authoritative Bible encyclopedia. Illustrated. In progress (through
the letter “Samekh”).
A h a r o n i , Y o h a n a n a n d M i c h a e l A v i -Y o n a h . T h e M a c m i l l a n B i b l e A t la s .
N e w Y o rk , M a c m i l l a n ,
1968. 184
p .
$14.95.
“Prepared by Carta, Jerusalem,” this is the fullest of the atlases as
far as maps and directly related text are concerned. Includes chronological
table and complete index.
RABBINICS
The Babylonian Talmud. Edited by Isidore Epstein. Compact ed. London,
Soncino, 1961. 18 vols. $250.00.
The complete Talmud in English; a useful Index volume is added.
A good, available edition of the original text is that published in 20
volumes (New York, Otzar Hasefarim, 1956-1958).