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Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture
A Final Appeal

To: All JPS Supporters
From: Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz (215-832-0607)
Subject: Last Chance to Attach your Name to Outside the Bible

January, 2013

JPS’s groundbreaking three-volume, three thousand page collection of Second Temple literature will go to press in March! A decade in the making, we are grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities and the many donors who have contributed more than $300,000. Yet additional support is integral to the final publication stage of this project, and we want you to have the opportunity to attach your name to this classic in the making.

In return for your support of $1,800 or more, we will be pleased to list your name in the final manuscript. The deadline for these donations is February 15. Donate Now!

View this video where world famous Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Prof. Lawrence Schiffman describes the history of this project and how these ancient texts helped shape the lives of Jews, Christians and much of Western Civilization.

View or download preview pages of Outside the Bible.

About Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture
Edited by: Lawrence Schiffman, James Kugel and Louis Feldman:

Outside the Bible is the most comprehensive collection of texts comprising ancient Israel's excluded scriptures and earliest biblical exposition, accompanied by modern commentary from seventy of the world’s leading Second Temple scholars that places them in context and explains their significance for Jews and Christians alike.

"Breathtaking in its scope and eminently satisfying in its execution, Outside the Bible will prove to be an indispensable reference for every scholar of Hebrew Bible, second- temple Judaism, New Testament, and early Christianity. With introductions to and translations of the mass of non-canonical Jewish writings produced from the Exile up until the Mishnah, by an eminent group of internationally renowned scholars, here we have a resource that will meet scholarly needs for generations to come."- Bart D. Ehrman, James A. Gray Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz
The Jewish Publication Society

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