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Handmark® Offers The Jewish Study Bible For Palm® and Windows Mobile™ Devices
Esteemed Product Uses TANAKH Translation from The Jewish Publication Society,
Supplemented with Commentary, Essays, and More
KANSAS CITY, MO — (29 November 2005) — Handmark®, a global leader in mobile media, announced today it has released The Jewish Study Bible, a unique presentation of the Bible consistent with the Jewish tradition, for Palm® handhelds, mobile managers, and Treo™ smartphones and Windows Mobile™ Pocket PCs and Smartphones. The Jewish Study Bible incorporates the highest Jewish scholarship along with helpful study aids that make understanding ancient Jewish scripture easier than ever.
Benefiting from the work of nearly forty world-renowned Jewish biblical scholars, The Jewish Study Bible places emphasis on the Torah, key to understanding Jewish experience. The work uses the TANAKH Translation from The Jewish Publication Society (TANAKH is an acronym formed from the Hebrew initials of the three sections into which the Hebrew Bible is traditionally divided: Torah, Instruction; Nevi’im, Prophets; and Kethubim, Writings). Unlike other English translations, the TANAKH translation does not emend the original Hebrew text.
Useful study features of The Jewish Study Bible include bookmark and search features, the ability to jump to specific verses, section and book introductions, and informative essays that address a wide array of topics relative to the Bible’s place in Jewish history and tradition.
“The Jewish Study Bible, published by Oxford University Press, presents the Jewish Bible in a fashion that maximizes personal understanding while meeting the reader’s specific academic needs,” said Douglas Edwards, Handmark co-founder and executive vice president. “Oxford University Press has taken great pains to make this important work functional, illuminating, and convenient for use anywhere and in any study situation.”
Reflecting the scholarship of a committee of revered Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Jewish scholars, The Jewish Study Bible offers readers the fruits of various schools of analysis within the Jewish tradition (rabbinic, medieval, mystical, etc.) Despite its intellectual rigor, The Jewish Study Bible requires no knowledge of Hebrew; its presentation and integrated study tools are easily understood by scholar and student alike.
The Oxford Jewish Study Bible requires 4MB of free RAM or expansion media memory and is priced at $39.99 USD. The product is currently available for download; for more information or to purchase The Oxford Jewish Study Bible, visit the Handmark web site, www.handmark.com.
Handmark is a global leader in the development and distribution of mobile content solutions. The company’s flagship Pocket Express wireless service bundle offers consumer-friendly access to news, reference and infotainment content on mobile phones as well as BlackBerry, Treo and Windows Mobile wireless handhelds. The company also holds key mobile content distribution patents including Java-based push technology for wireless devices; has technology and distribution relationships with CNN International, The Associated Press, Oxford University Press, Hasbro, MobiTV, TV Guide and Zagat Survey as well as Sprint, Nextel, T-Mobile, Verizon, and others; and has an estimated 43 percent market share in mobile software titles sold through retail channels. Handmark has R&D facilities in Gothenburg, Sweden; Kansas City, Missouri; and Dallas, Texas, with sales offices in Chicago, Kansas City, San Francisco, Stockholm, and London. For more information, visit www.handmark.com.
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