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Who wrote the Bible?

Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, [1997]. ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Elliott Friedman
ISBN: 0060630353 9780060630355
OCLC Number: 36834164
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 --
D --
A priest in exile --
The world that produced the Bible : 587-400 B.C. --
A brilliant mistake --
The sacred tent --
P --
In the court of King Hezekiah --
the great irony --
The world that the Bible produced.
Responsibility: Richard Elliott Friedman.

Abstract:

"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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