Hebrew bible

The Hebrew Bible

circa 950 BCE - 587 BCE

Why is it canonical?

The Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh, is a canon of texts that are probably the most influential works of Western Civilization. Forming the basis of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (the latter two adding books for their canon), the Hebrew Bible has been the basis of belief and of countless other works that seek to depict the stories it tells and the characters within it.

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Hebrew bible

Page from an 11th-century Aramaic Targum manuscript of the Hebrew Bible.


The full text of the Hebrew Bible in its original languages, with a word for word translation into English.