The Bible with Sources Revealed Book

The Bible with Sources Revealed


  • Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-06-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061951299

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The Bible with Sources Revealed Excerpt :

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.

Who Wrote the Bible  Book

Who Wrote the Bible


  • Author : Richard Friedman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-01-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982129002

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Who Wrote the Bible Excerpt :

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 Book

The Hidden Book in the Bible


  • Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061952753

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The Hidden Book in the Bible Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 4
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The Bible Now


  • Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199718566

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The Bible Now Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Commentary on the Torah


  • Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062240934

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Commentary on the Torah Excerpt :

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 Book

The Exodus


  • Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062565266

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The Exodus Excerpt :

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.

The Bible Now Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Bible Now


  • Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0199831572

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The Bible Now Excerpt :

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.

Revelation Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Revelation


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857861016

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Revelation Excerpt :

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.

A History of the Bible Book
Score: 4
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A History of the Bible


  • Author : John Barton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698191587

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A History of the Bible Excerpt :

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 Book

The First Book of Moses Called Genesis


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 0802136109

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The First Book of Moses Called Genesis Excerpt :

Hailed as "the most radical repackaging of the Bible since Gutenberg", these Pocket Canons give an up-close look at each book of the Bible.

Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job  Reasons to Believe  Book
Score: 4.5
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Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job Reasons to Believe


  • Author : Hugh Ross
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2011-10-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441234322

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Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job Reasons to Believe Excerpt :

Arguably the oldest book in the Bible, the book of Job has a surprising amount to say about some of the newest scientific discoveries and controversies. Far from a book that is just about suffering, Job is filled with rich insight into both ancient and modern questions about the formation of the world the difference between animals and humans cosmology dinosaurs and the fossil record how to care for creation and more With careful consideration and exegesis, internationally known astrophysicist and Christian apologist Hugh Ross adds yet another compelling argument to the case for the veracity of the biblical commentary on the history of the universe, Earth, life, and humanity. Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job shows that the Bible is an accurate predictor of scientific discoveries and a trustworthy source of scientific information, and that both the book of Scripture and the book of nature are consistent both internally and externally.

From Jesus to Christ Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

From Jesus to Christ


  • Author : Paula Fredriksen
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300164107

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From Jesus to Christ Excerpt :

"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 Hidden Face of God Book

The Hidden Face of God


  • Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060622589

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The Hidden Face of God Excerpt :

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.

How the Bible Became a Book Book

How the Bible Became a Book


  • Author : William M. Schniedewind
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-08-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0521536227

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How the Bible Became a Book Excerpt :

How the Bible Became a Book combines recent archaeological discoveries in the Middle East with insights culled from the history of writing to address how the Bible was written and evolved into sacred Scripture. Written for general readers as well as scholars, the book provides rich insight into how these texts came to possess the authority of Scripture and explores why Ancient Israel, an oral culture, began to write literature. It describes an emerging literate society in ancient Israel that challenges the assertion that literacy first arose in Greece during the fifth century BCE. Hb ISBN (2004) 0-521-82946-1

The Disappearance of God Book
Score: 3
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The Disappearance of God


  • Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 1995-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0316294349

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The Disappearance of God Excerpt :

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.