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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Richard Elliott Friedman
|Notes:||Previously published: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1987.|
|Description:||299 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||The world that produced the Bible : 1200-722 B.C. --
J and E --
Two kingdoms, two writers --
The world that produced the Bible : 722-587 B.C. --
In the court of King Josiah --
A priest in exile --
The world that produced the Bible : 587-400 B.C. --
A brilliant mistake --
The sacred tent --
In the court of King Hezekiah --
the great irony --
The world that the Bible produced.
|Responsibility:||Richard Elliott Friedman.|
"It is a strange fact that we have never known with certainty who produced the book that has played such a central role in our civilization," writes Friedman, a foremost Bible scholar. From this point he begins an investigation and analysis that reads as compellingly as a good detective story. Focusing on the central books of the Old Testament-Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy - he draws upon biblical and archaeological evidence to make a convincing argument for the identities of their authors. In the process he paints a vivid picture of the world of the Bible - its politics, history, and personalities. The result is a marvel of scholarship that sheds a new and enriching light on our understanding of the Bible as literature, history, and sacred text.
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