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  1. The Complete Jewish Study Bible This is available for Logos. On Amazon, it is the #1 Best Seller in Messianic Judaism. Accordance has only the original 1998 CJB. I have the CJSB in print. The introduction mentions only two kinds of changes in the updated text: 1) Its much-criticized Yiddish terms are no longer used in the translation. Personally, I think people's kvetching was way overblown. In his defense: Stern used a mere ten Yiddish terms in the original CJB, which are commonly used in English-speaking Jewish communities, and they were included in the glossary. It's marketed as a Jewish Bible. 2) Some of the Hebrew (transliterated) words are now followed by translations in parentheses. I would like to do a text comparison in Accordance to see if any other changes were slipped in. The General Editor of the CJSB is (Messianic) Rabbi Barry Rubin. It appears that the original translator/author, David Stern, had no part in producing the articles that comprise the added study notes. While I don't always agree with the study notes (or even Stern's commentary), they bring a perspective on the Scriptures that is lacking in Accordance's current offerings. As far as translation accuracy, I think the Tree of Life Version (TLV) is a far better Messianic Bible (no paraphrasing, for starters), which thankfully Accordance has. The TLV seems about as reliable as the NASB. However, the CJB is uniquely valuable above other Bibles in many ways: most notably, its long introduction packed with interesting information and commentary, exhaustive Hebrew name transliterations, novel challenges to entrenched norms of Christian translation wording and interpretation (for better or worse; fodder for study), readings for Shabbats and festivals (TLV omits the latter), and excellent glossary.
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