Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs
Nahum M. Sarna

  • About this Author
author spotlight

Nahum M. Sarna is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University. Author of Understanding Genesis and On the Book of Psalms, he is an editor and translator of the Jewish Publication Society's translation of the Bible.

author bookshelf
Sort: Date  Format  Price  Title

Exam Copy
Exploring Exodus
The Origins of Biblical Israel
Written by Nahum M. Sarna


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 2, 1996
Price: $16.95

Sarna examines the distinctiveness of the Exodus narrative in light of ancient Near Eastern history and contemporaneous cultures--Egyptian, Assyrian, Canaanite, and Babylonian. In a new Foreword to the 1996 edition, Sarna takes up the debate over whether the exodus from Egypt really happened, clarifying the arguments on both sides and drawing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exploring Exodus
The Origins of Biblical Israel
Written by Nahum M. Sarna


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 10, 2011
Price: $14.99

Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
On the Book of Psalms
Exploring the Prayers of Ancient Israel
Written by Nahum M. Sarna


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 3, 1995
Price: $18.00

This book is the result of a lifetime of study of the Hebrew Bible by a mature scholar whose love of the Tanakh, and especially of the Psalter, shines through on every page.

"Perceptive, erudite, delightful." —Elie Wiesel

"This book is the result of a lifetime of study of the Hebrew Bible by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

On the Book of Psalms
Exploring the Prayers of Ancient Israel
Written by Nahum M. Sarna


Format: eBook, 312 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $13.99

Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Understanding Genesis

Written by Nahum M. Sarna


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 13, 1970
Price: $15.95

"This book...is designed to make the Bible of Israel intelligible, relevant, and hopefully, inspiring to a sophisticated generation, possessed of intellectual curiosity and ethical sensitivity...It is based on the belief that the study of the Book of Books must constitute a mature intellectual challenge, an exposure to the expanding universe of... Read more >
Page 1 of 1