The Bible with Sources Revealed

The Bible with Sources Revealed
Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN 10: 0061951293
ISBN 13: 9780061951299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible with Sources Revealed Book Review:

One of the World's Foremost Bible Experts Offers a Groundbreaking Presentation of the Five Books of Moses In The Bible with Sources Revealed, Richard Elliott Friedman offers a new, visual presentation of the Five Books of Moses -- Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy -- unlocking the complex and fascinating tapestry of their origins. Different colors and type styles allow readers to easily identify each of the distinct sources, showcasing Friedman's highly acclaimed and dynamic translation. NOTE: This book is meant to be experienced in color and the eBook is not compatible with black and white devices.

The Bible with Sources Revealed

The Bible with Sources Revealed
Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2005-08-16
ISBN 10: 9780060730659
ISBN 13: 006073065X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible with Sources Revealed Book Review:

One of the World's Foremost Bible Experts Offers a Groundbreaking Presentation of the Five Books of Moses In The Bible with Sources Revealed, Richard Elliott Friedman offers a new, visual presentation of the Five Books of Moses -- Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy -- unlocking the complex and fascinating tapestry of their origins. Different colors and type styles allow readers to easily identify each of the distinct sources, showcasing Friedman's highly acclaimed and dynamic translation.

Bible With Sources Revealed

Bible  With Sources Revealed
Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9785558677294
ISBN 13: 5558677295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bible With Sources Revealed Book Review:

Friedman is widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost experts on the Hebrew Bible, and this work is his definitive presentation of the fascinating quilt work that is the Pentateuch.

Who Wrote the Bible

Who Wrote the Bible
Author: Richard Friedman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 198212900X
ISBN 13: 9781982129002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Wrote the Bible Book Review:

A much anticipated reissue of Who Wrote the Bible?—the contemporary classic the New York Times Book Review called “a thought-provoking [and] perceptive guide” that identifies the individual writers of the Pentateuch and explains what they can teach us about the origins of the Bible. For thousands of years, the prophet Moses was regarded as the sole author of the first five books of the Bible, known as the Pentateuch. According to tradition, Moses was divinely directed to write down foundational events in the history of the world: the creation of humans, the worldwide flood, the laws as they were handed down at Mt. Sinai, and the cycle of Israel’s enslavement and liberation from Egypt. However, these stories—and their frequent discrepancies—provoke questions: why does the first chapter in Genesis say that man and woman were made in God’s image, while the second says that woman was made from man’s rib? Why does one account of the flood say it lasted forty days, while another records no less than one hundred? And why do some stories reflect the history of southern Judah, while others seem sourced from northern Israel? Originally published in 1987, Richard Friedman’s Who Wrote the Bible? joins a host of modern scholars who show that the Pentateuch was written by at least four distinct voices—separated by borders, political alliances, and particular moments in history—then connected by brilliant editors. Rather than cast doubt onto the legitimacy of the Bible, Friedman uses these divergent accounts to illuminate a text that was written by real people. Friedman’s seminal and bestselling text is a comprehensive and authoritative answer to the question: just who exactly wrote the Bible?

The Hidden Book in the Bible

The Hidden Book in the Bible
Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 0061952753
ISBN 13: 9780061952753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Book in the Bible Book Review:

Renowned biblical sleuth and scholar Richard Elliot Friedman reveals the first work of prose literature in the world-a 3000-year-old epic hidden within the books of the Hebrew Bible. Written by a single, masterful author but obscured by ancient editors and lost for millennia, this brilliant epic of love, deception, war, and redemption is a compelling account of humankind's complex relationship with God. Friedman boldly restores this prose masterpiece-the very heart of the Bible-to the extraordinary form in which it was originally written.

The Bible Now

The Bible Now
Author: Richard Elliott Friedman,Shawna Dolansky
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN 10: 0199718563
ISBN 13: 9780199718566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible Now Book Review:

For millennia, people have used the Bible as a touchstone on important social and political questions, and rightly so. But many use the Bible simply as a weapon to wield against opponents in a variety of debates--without knowing what the Bible actually says about the issue in question. In The Bible Now, two respected biblical scholars, Richard Elliott Friedman and Shawna Dolansky, tell us carefully what the Hebrew Bible says or does not say about a wide range of issues--including homosexuality, abortion, women's status, capital punishment, and the environment. In fascinating passages that shed new light on some of today's most passionate disputes, the authors reveal how the Bible is frequently misunderstood, misquoted, mistranslated, and misused. For instance, those who quote the Bible in condemning homosexuality often cite the story of Sodom, and those who favor homosexuality point to David's lament over the death of Jonathan. But as the authors show, neither passage is clearly about homosexuality, and these texts do not offer solid footing on which to make an argument. Readers learn that female homosexuality is not prohibited--only male homosexuality. And on the subject of abortion, the Bible is practically silent, with one extraordinary exception. The Bible has inspired people to do great good but has also been used by people to do great harm, so it is vitally important for us to pay attention to it--and to get it right. The Bible Now shows us how we can--and cannot--use this ancient source of wisdom to address our most current and pressing issues.

Commentary on the Torah

Commentary on the Torah
Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN 10: 0062240935
ISBN 13: 9780062240934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commentary on the Torah Book Review:

In this groundbreaking and insightful new commentary, one of the world's leading biblical scholars unveils the unity and continuity of the Torah for the modern reader. Richard Elliott Friedman, the bestselling author of Who Wrote the Bible?, integrates the most recent discoveries in biblical archaeology and research with the fruits of years of experience studying and teaching the Bible to illuminate the straightforward meaning of the text -- "to shed new light on the Torah and, more important, to open windows through which it sheds its light on us." While other commentaries are generally collections of comments by a number of scholars, this is a unified commentary on the Torah by a single scholar, the most unified by a Jewish scholar in centuries. It includes the original Hebrew text, a new translation, and an authoritative, accessibly written interpretation and analysis of each passage that remains focused on the meaning of the Torah as a whole, showing how its separate books are united into one cohesive, all-encompassing sacred literary masterpiece. This landmark work is destined to take its place as a classic in the libraries of lay readers and scholars alike, as we seek to understand the significance of the scriptural texts for our lives today, and for years to come.

The Exodus

The Exodus
Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 0062565265
ISBN 13: 9780062565266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exodus Book Review:

The Exodus has become a core tradition of Western civilization. Millions read it, retell it, and celebrate it. But did it happen? Biblical scholars, Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, literary scholars, anthropologists, and filmmakers are drawn to it. Unable to find physical evidence until now, many archaeologists and scholars claim this mass migration is just a story, not history. Others oppose this conclusion, defending the biblical account. Like a detective on an intricate case no one has yet solved, pioneering Bible scholar and bestselling author of Who Wrote the Bible? Richard Elliott Friedman cuts through the noise — the serious studies and the wild theories — merging new findings with new insight. From a spectrum of disciplines, state-of-the-art archeological breakthroughs, and fresh discoveries within scripture, he brings real evidence of a historical basis for the exodus — the history behind the story. The biblical account of millions fleeing Egypt may be an exaggeration, but the exodus itself is not a myth. Friedman does not stop there. Known for his ability to make Bible scholarship accessible to readers, Friedman proceeds to reveal how much is at stake when we explore the historicity of the exodus. The implications, he writes, are monumental. We learn that it became the starting-point of the formation of monotheism, the defining concept of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Moreover, we learn that it precipitated the foundational ethic of loving one’s neighbors — including strangers — as oneself. He concludes, the actual exodus was the cradle of global values of compassion and equal rights today.

Revelation

Revelation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 0857861018
ISBN 13: 9780857861016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revelation Book Review:

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

From Jesus to Christ

From Jesus to Christ
Author: Paula Fredriksen
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN 10: 0300164106
ISBN 13: 9780300164107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Jesus to Christ Book Review:

"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

The Bible Now

The Bible Now
Author: Richard Elliott Friedman,Shawna Dolansky
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780199831579
ISBN 13: 0199831572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible Now Book Review:

For millennia, people have used the Bible as a touchstone on important social and political questions, and rightly so. But many use the Bible simply as a weapon to wield against opponents in a variety of debates--without knowing what the Bible actually says about the issue in question. In The Bible Now, two respected biblical scholars, Richard Elliott Friedman and Shawna Dolansky, tell us carefully what the Hebrew Bible says or does not say about a wide range of issues--including homosexuality, abortion, women's status, capital punishment, and the environment. In fascinating passages that shed new light on some of today's most passionate disputes, the authors reveal how the Bible is frequently misunderstood, misquoted, mistranslated, and misused. For instance, those who quote the Bible in condemning homosexuality often cite the story of Sodom, and those who favor homosexuality point to David's lament over the death of Jonathan. But as the authors show, neither passage is clearly about homosexuality, and these texts do not offer solid footing on which to make an argument. Readers learn that female homosexuality is not prohibited--only male homosexuality. And on the subject of abortion, the Bible is practically silent, with one extraordinary exception. The Bible has inspired people to do great good but has also been used by people to do great harm, so it is vitally important for us to pay attention to it--and to get it right. The Bible Now shows us how we can--and cannot--use this ancient source of wisdom to address our most current and pressing issues.

A History of the Bible

A History of the Bible
Author: John Barton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0698191587
ISBN 13: 9780698191587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Bible Book Review:

A literary history of our most influential book of all time, by an Oxford scholar and Anglican priest In our culture, the Bible is monolithic: It is a collection of books that has been unchanged and unchallenged since the earliest days of the Christian church. The idea of the Bible as "Holy Scripture," a non-negotiable authority straight from God, has prevailed in Western society for some time. And while it provides a firm foundation for centuries of Christian teaching, it denies the depth, variety, and richness of this fascinating text. In A History of the Bible, John Barton argues that the Bible is not a prescription to a complete, fixed religious system, but rather a product of a long and intriguing process, which has inspired Judaism and Christianity, but still does not describe the whole of either religion. Barton shows how the Bible is indeed an important source of religious insight for Jews and Christians alike, yet argues that it must be read in its historical context--from its beginnings in myth and folklore to its many interpretations throughout the centuries. It is a book full of narratives, laws, proverbs, prophecies, poems, and letters, each with their own character and origin stories. Barton explains how and by whom these disparate pieces were written, how they were canonized (and which ones weren't), and how they were assembled, disseminated, and interpreted around the world--and, importantly, to what effect. Ultimately, A History of the Bible argues that a thorough understanding of the history and context of its writing encourages religious communities to move away from the Bible's literal wording--which is impossible to determine--and focus instead on the broader meanings of scripture.

The First Book of Moses Called Genesis

The First Book of Moses  Called Genesis
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780802136107
ISBN 13: 0802136109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Book of Moses Called Genesis Book Review:

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls

Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: Norman Golb
Publsiher: eBookIt.com
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN 10: 1456608428
ISBN 13: 9781456608422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls Book Review:

Dr. Norman Golb's classic study on the origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls is now available online. Since their earliest discovery in 1947, the Scrolls have been the object of fascination and extreme controversy. Challenging traditional dogma, Golb has been the leading proponent of the view that the Scrolls cannot be the work of a small, desert-dwelling fringe sect, as various earlier scholars had claimed, but are in all likelihood the remains of libraries of various Jewish groups, smuggled out of Jerusalem and hidden in desert caves during the Roman siege of 70 A. D. Contributing to the enduring debate sparked by the book's original publication in 1995, this digital edition contains additional material reporting on new developments that have led a series of major Israeli and European archaeologists to support Golb's basic conclusions. In its second half, the book offers a detailed analysis of the workings of the scholarly monopoly that controlled the Scrolls for many years, and discusses Golb's role in the struggle to make the texts available to the public. Pleading for an end to academic politics and a commitment to the search for truth in scrolls scholarship, Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? sets a new standard for studies in intertestamental history "This book is 'must reading'.... It demonstrates how a particular interpretation of an ancient site and particular readings of ancient documents became a straitjacket for subsequent discussion of what is arguably the most widely publicized set of discoveries in the history of biblical archaeology...." Dr. Gregory T. Armstrong, 'Church History' Golb "gives us much more than just a fresh and convincing interpretation of the origin and significance of the Qumran Scrolls. His book is also... a fascinating case-study of how an idee fixe, for which there is no real historical justification, has for over 40 years dominated an elite coterie of scholars controlling the Scrolls...." Daniel O'Hara, 'New Humanist'

The Litigants

The Litigants
Author: Jean Racine
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 31
Release: 1882
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015033480883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Litigants Book Review:

The Disappearance of God

The Disappearance of God
Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 335
Release: 1995-10
ISBN 10: 9780316294348
ISBN 13: 0316294349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Disappearance of God Book Review:

The author of the best-selling Who Wrote the Bible? investigates the way God's visible presence gradually diminishes in the Bible, the famous declaration by Friedrich Nietzsche that "God is dead," and similar mysteries.

The Divination Handbook

The Divination Handbook
Author: Liz Dean
Publsiher: Fair Winds Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN 10: 1631596861
ISBN 13: 9781631596865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divination Handbook Book Review:

The Divination Handbook is a modern seer's guide to developing your intuitive abilities and mastering time-honored techniques used for fortune-telling and prediction. With this guide, you'll learn how to use tarot, crystals, palmistry, and more to part the veils between the realms. Learn to understand the deeper meaning of ordinary events—and reveal what your future may hold. Lavishly illustrated, The Divination Handbook presents to you over a dozen oracles of the ancients, from palm-reading and tea leaves, to fortune-telling with cards, runes, and crystals. Step-by-step illustrations guide you through the methods, and helpful tables and reference charts show you how to understand and decipher common psychic symbols. Learn the stories and meanings in everyday objects—such as patterns of tea leaves and coffee grounds in a cup—or delve deeper into esoteric traditions like the tarot. With The Divination Handbook, you'll never be at a loss for answers and guidance to your most pressing questions.

Jesus Potter Harry Christ

Jesus Potter Harry Christ
Author: Derek S. Murphy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-11
ISBN 10: 9780984655106
ISBN 13: 0984655107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Potter Harry Christ Book Review:

Jesus Potter Harry Christ uses the similarities between Jesus and Harry to re-open the debate over the historical Jesus, arguing that both Harry and Jesus are spiritual metaphors told in the literary form of historical fiction. With hundreds of footnotes and references from both ancient mythology and modern culture, Jesus Potter Harry Christ is a fresh and arresting account of Christian history that is not predicated on the flesh and bones of a historical founder. From ancient mystery religions to modern fairy tales, from fictional Hogwarts to the ruins of Jerusalem, Derek Murphy, PhD in Comparative Literature at one of the world's top universities, zooms in on one crucial question: How do we separate the obviously mythical literature of Jesus Christ from the historical man himself?

The Hidden Face of God

The Hidden Face of God
Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 335
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 006062258X
ISBN 13: 9780060622589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Face of God Book Review:

Seeks to reconcile science and religion for the purpose of establishing a universal moral code for the third millennium, citing three interlinking mysteries that include the parallel between the Big Bang theory and the Kabbalah. Reprint.

The Written Language Bias in Linguistics

The Written Language Bias in Linguistics
Author: Per Linell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2004-08-02
ISBN 10: 1134270526
ISBN 13: 9781134270521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Written Language Bias in Linguistics Book Review:

Linguists routinely emphasise the primacy of speech over writing. Yet, most linguists have analysed spoken language, as well as language in general, applying theories and methods that are best suited for written language. Accordingly, there is an extensive 'written language bias' in traditional and present day linguistics and other language sciences. In this book, this point is argued with rich and convincing evidence from virtually all fields of linguistics.