The Old Testament is a work by David H. Stern, an Israel-based Messianic Jewish theologian. Published in 1998 by Jewish New Testament Publications.
Complete Jewish Bible - Translation method
TheComplete Jewish BibleOld Testament is a paraphrase of the 1917 Jewish Publication Society version of the Tanakh (also known as theMasoretic Text). The New Testament is an original translation from the ancient Greek. The CJB is a free translation, with Yiddish and modern Jewish cultural expressions. Stern claims his purpose for producing the Complete Jewish Bible was "to restore God’s Word to its original Jewish context and culture as well as be in easily read modern English."
While I understand the purpose and see a place for it, I would not recommend it for serious Bible study.Complete Jewish Bible - Sample Verses
John 1:1,14– “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became a human being and lived with us, and we saw his Sh'khinah, the Sh'khinah of the Father's only Son, full of grace and truth.”
John 3:16– “For God so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed.”
John 8:58– “Yeshua said to them, ‘Yes, indeed! Before Avraham came into being, I AM!’”
Ephesians 2:8-9– “For you have been delivered by grace through trusting, and even this is not your accomplishment but God's gift. You were not delivered by your own actions; therefore no one should boast.”
Titus 2:13– “while continuing to expect the blessed fulfillment of our certain hope, which is the appearing of the Sh'khinah of our great God and the appearing of our Deliverer, Yeshua the Messiah.”