JPS Bible Commentary

Written by outstanding Jewish scholars, the JPS Bible Commentary (JPSBC) represents a fusion of the best of the old and new. Utilizing the latest research to enhance our understanding of the biblical text, it takes its place as one of the most authoritative yet accessible Bible commentaries of our day.

The JPSBC series guides readers through the words and ideas of the Torah. Each volume is the work of a scholar who stands at the pinnacle of his field. Every page contains the complete traditional Hebrew text, with cantillation notes, the JPS translation of the Holy Scriptures, aliyot breaks, Masoretic notes, and commentary by a distinguished scholar of the Hebrew Bible, integrating classical and modern sources. Each volume also contains supplementary essays that elaborate upon key words and themes, a glossary of commentators and sources, extensive bibliographic notes, and maps.

The award-winning JPS Torah Commentaries and JPS Bible Commentaries are read and studied by tens of thousands of people, Jewish and Christian alike. They are, quite simply, the gold standard. Each is written by a top scholar in the field, in clear language that’s accessible to everyone.



Year Author Title Series
forthcoming Sommer, Benjamin D. Psalms I: 1–30 JPS Bible Commentary
forthcoming Cooper, Alan Psalms II: 31–60 JPS Bible Commentary
forthcoming Zakovitch, Yair Psalms III: 61–90 JPS Bible Commentary
forthcoming Brettler, Mark Zvi Psalms IV: 91–119 JPS Bible Commentary
forthcoming Greenstein, Edward L. Lamentations JPS Bible Commentary