A classic early 20th century translation by the Jewish Publication Society is graced by reproductions of ancient frescoes, medieval illuminated manuscripts, and paintings by contemporary artists. - Bound in blue cloth with illuminated front cover, bears all the hallmarks of a classic work. - This edition brings together one of the most beautiful renderings of the Hebrew Bible in the English language with a wealth of Jewish art and imagery. - Seventy-four ancient colour illustrations using archive material from many major collections & museums enhance the epic journey through time of a unique people. - The text selected is the classic 1917 Jewish Publicaton Society translation which brings alive the history of the Jewish people in a classical way. - In addition to the contents a synoptic contents has been added to the beginning of each book of the Torah to help the reader locate the better known events and their themes. - The Hebrew texts as they actually appear in the Torah scroll have also been included for several significant passages. - This edition would grace any home or make an ideal present for any rite of passage. - An introduction by Rabbi Mariner sets the tone of this magnificent yet perfect sized edition of the best selling book in the world.