Neviim in Hebrew means ‘The Prophets” in English. The Neviim is a collection of the writing of eight prophets which makes up the second part of the Tanakh.
The Steinsaltz Neviim is the long-awaited English version of Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz’s pioneering translation and commentary. Like his monumental translation and commentary of the entire Talmud, the new Steinsaltz Neviim includes a treasure trove of information to make the text clear, fascinating, and relevant to users of all backgrounds. Rabbi Steinsaltz’s commentary seeks to connect the reader directly to the plain or straightforward reading of the text. He includes references to many commentaries, while he aims to remove any ‘barriers’ to the text.
The Steinsaltz Neviim features several innovative elements, including Hebrew verses in clear Koren font, with vowels and punctuation. All direct translations from Hebrew are presented in bold for clarity. This accessible modern English translation reflects Rabbi Steinsaltz’s understanding of the text.
The set includes color photos that identify biblical objects and illustrate complicated concepts. Notes and pictures of modern archaeological and scientific findings. Maps, illustrations, and charts to clarify locations and concepts. Supplemental background materials, cross-references to the Torah.
Rabbi Steinsaltz has written more than 60 books and hundreds of articles, established the Makor Chaim network of schools in Israel and the former Soviet Union, and holds several honorary degrees, including the Israel Prize for Jewish Studies and Israel’s first President’s Prize. He was born in Jerusalem IN 1934 and passed from this world in 2020.
The impact that Rabbi Steinsaltz, of blessed memory, had in spreading the learning of Torah, enhancing the understanding of our texts and religion, bringing Jews closer to their God and their faith cannot be overstated.
Rabbi Steinsaltz’s translations and commentaries of Tanakh and many more Jewish texts have placed him as perhaps the most prolific commentator of Jewish texts in history, drawing a comparison to Rashi. His countless other works on Jewish thought, Hassidut, philosophy, and more have touched the souls of thousands and have already taken their place among the core texts of modern Jewish thought.