The same committee continued with the translation of The Five Megilloth and Jonah, also published in 1969. These 6 documents, including Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, and Jonah., are associated with festivals in the Jewish religious calendar.
The Prophets, which include Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Book of the Twelve, also known as the Minor Prophets. These texts were published separately, as they were completed, in 1973, 1974, and 1978.
The books of the Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and the Chronicles, known as The Kethubim, also were published as they were completed, in 1972, 1980, and 1982.
The entire text was published in 1982. As one of the best translations of the Hebrew Bible available, the NJW has not only met the needs of Jewish people in America, but is read and studied by Christians as well.