The Bible with Sources Revealed

The Bible with Sources Revealed
Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2003-11-25
ISBN: 0060530693
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible with Sources Revealed Book Excerpt:

A visually presented version of the Pentateuch is demarcated with special fonts and typefaces that illustrate the style differences of each of its major strands and other fragments, in a volume that seeks to identify the findings of modern source criticism. 15,000 first printing.

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: 0061951293
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible with Sources Revealed Book 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.

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: 0061952753
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Book in the Bible Book 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

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

The Bible Now Book 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.

The Exodus

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

The Exodus Book 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.

Who Wrote the Bible

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

Who Wrote the Bible Book 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?

Bible With Sources Revealed

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

Bible With Sources Revealed Book Excerpt:

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.

Commentary on the Torah

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

Commentary on the Torah Book 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 Bible with sources revealed a new view into the Five Books of Moses

The Bible with sources revealed   a new view into the Five Books of Moses
Author: Richard Eliot Friedman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible with sources revealed a new view into the Five Books of Moses Book Excerpt:

The Bible Now

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

The Bible Now Book 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.

The Hidden Face of God

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

The Hidden Face of God Book 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.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible
Author: Robert J. Hutchinson
Publsiher: Regnery Publishing
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2007-09-18
ISBN: 1596985208
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible Book Excerpt:

Defends the reliability of the Bible and argues that it is the source of Western ideas of charity, justice, reason, science, and democracy.

Stringing the Pearls

Stringing the Pearls
Author: James S. Diamond
Publsiher: Jewish Publication Society
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0827610343
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stringing the Pearls Book Excerpt:

The "how-to" book for Torah study

Closure in Biblical Narrative

Closure in Biblical Narrative
Author: Susan Zeelander
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011-12-23
ISBN: 900421822X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Closure in Biblical Narrative Book Excerpt:

Multiple and sometimes unexpected forms of closure in biblical narratives bring their stories to satisfactory close. Knowledge of these conventions and how they affect their stories is valuable to students of Bible and of narrative.

Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey
Author: Sarah Malena,David Miano
Publsiher: Eisenbrauns
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1575061279
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Milk and Honey Book Excerpt:

From the Foreword-- In a very short stretch of years, the Judaic Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego, has developed into one of the most important centers for teaching and research in biblical studies, in ancient Near Eastern and biblical archaeology, and more generally in Judaic studies. The program now rivals far older centers of study in these fields in eastern research universities. I have been an admirer of the program for some years, proud of former students of mine whose energy and foresight have contributed to the developments in La Jolla, including the establishment of endowed chairs that guarantee the future of this center and its program. This collection of essays honoring the Judaic Studies Program and its faculty is a testimony to the fecundity of the program in producing scholars, whose essays dominate the collection. Several essays come from other scholars whose home base is in the West and who have engaged in colloquia and common pursuits with the San Diego faculty. . . . There are sections on Genesis, poetry and prophecy, narrative and history, lexicon, archaeology, and (not least) paleography. --Frank Moore Cross Harvard University

The Hidden Book in the Bible

The Hidden Book in the Bible
Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1998-09-22
ISBN: 9780060630034
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Book in the Bible Book Excerpt:

Renowned biblical sleuth and scholar Richard Elliott Friedman, author of Who Wrote the Bible?, reveals for the first time his most startling and revolutionary discovery: embedded within the Bible is a continuous narrative that had been sliced apart by ancient editors who interlaced it with other stories, laws, and poetry. It is a singular work of genius, the core of the Bible. Across three millennia, this great work of prose comes back to us--pieced together as it was originally meant to be read--in a fresh and powerful translation. In recent years, Harold Bloom's The Book of J and Friedman's own Who Wrote the Bible? have made the short work called J known to the public. But in The Hidden Book in the Bible Friedman presents his landmark discovery that "J is not a work. It is the beginning section of a work: a long, exquisitely connected prose composition full of artistry and power." Using a creative blend of scholarship and detective work, Friedman has joined together this story from the dawn of written history, and what emerges is astonishing. Far from a primitive first attempt atr writing, it is an exciting and complex saga, a passionate work of love, deception, war, and redemption. Readers will experience the story that has not been read as a single continuous narrative for almost three millennia. Friedman begins by leading the readers through the exciting story of his discovery of this hidden work. He marshals the evidence, showing how a unique use of language and themes--from the two cases of the famous "coat of many colors" to all nine references to Sheol (the place of the dead), and from incidents of sibling rivalry to sexual violation--recur in a connected way in certain parts of hte Bible but nowhere else. Friedman dramatically illustrates how these clues establish a singular author's voice guiding more of the Bible than was ever previously suspected. Friedman presents the work itself in a bold translation that is remarkable faithful to the original. It begins with a well-known tale of the deity's creation of a paradise that goes wrong and then conveys a sweep of history, telling the story of a family through twelve generations: a story of deception and recompense, of powerful loves and sibling rivalries, of wars and spies. The family becomes a nation, the nation finds a ruling family, and they find their way to peace. The author of this saga crafts a compelling and densely woven tale of family struggles, bitter betrayal, and, finally, the birth of a great kingdom under Solomon, the son of David. This work, says Friedman, is a treasure. It became the core of the Bible and the beginning of prose literature. Readers now have the opportunity to see the first great prose writer's full achievement: an epic work of the struggle between God and human, and between good and bad. The Hidden Book in the Bible will forever change the way we regard the Bible. "Exciting, provocative, ambitious yet reverent," says Donald Spoto, "Friedman's latest book is, as usual, grounded in impeccable scholarship."

How to Read the Bible Without Losing Your Mind

How to Read the Bible Without Losing Your Mind
Author: Kent Blevins
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-03-10
ISBN: 162564065X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Bible Without Losing Your Mind Book Excerpt:

Does reading the Bible sometimes leave you confused? Do you have difficulty seeing the relevance of the Bible to modern concerns or to important issues in your life? Do you believe Bible reading and intellectual inquiry are mutually exclusive? This book explores how the Bible can serve as a resource for discovering truth. It provides a method that accepts and incorporates the knowledge gained from modern scholarship while also recognizing that truth-discovery is a personal, multifaceted journey. It honors the integrity of Scripture while remaining open to insight from additional truth-sources. In exploring what we mean when we speak of the Bible's authority, it is honest about the challenges presented to modern readers by the cultural chasm separating the biblical writers from today's world. How to Read the Bible Without Losing Your Mind shows how the Bible can be read with full engagement of both mind and heart.

The Holy Bible Revealed

The Holy Bible Revealed
Author: Timothy J. Stephany
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2014-01-31
ISBN: 9781495293351
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holy Bible Revealed Book Excerpt:

Here is presented for the first time the 'Accretion Theory' of Biblical textural study, a case of the 'Documentary Hypothesis' which stresses the distinction between the sources making up the Pentateuch, or five Books of Moses. The Accretion Theory pursues this approach further, from Genesis through Kings, while also distinguishing even more subtle sources and refinements, and developing a revised and surprising timeframe for text composition. Within it establishes the predominant distinction between the two most early sources does not arise from one being from the ancient Kingdom of Israel and the other in the Kingdom of Judah, but from one being composed for a God of fire and earthquakes, and the other for a God of wind and storms. This new conception likewise reveals that the fundamental motive force throughout the editorial process behind the formation of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament arose from the outlook and sway of two distinct priesthoods, who through a process of divergence and union, and through the tumults of relentless historical upheavals, brought into being the most influential work of literature ever written.

Reading Genesis Well

Reading Genesis Well
Author: C. John Collins
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN: 0310598583
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Genesis Well Book Excerpt:

What does it mean to be a good reader of Genesis 1-11? What does it mean to take these ancient stories seriously and how does that relate to taking them literally? Can we even take any of this material seriously? Reading Genesis Well answers these questions and more, promoting a responsible conversation about how science and biblical faith relate by developing a rigorous approach to interpreting the Bible, especially those texts that come into play in science and faith discussions. This unique approach connects the ancient writings of Genesis 1-11 with modern science in an honest and informed way. Old Testament scholar C. John Collins appropriates literary and linguistic insights from C. S. Lewis and builds on them using ideas from modern linguistics, such as lexical semantics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics. This study helps readers to evaluate to what extent it is proper to say that the Bible writers held a "primitive" picture of the world, and what function their portrayal of the world and its contents had in shaping the community.

Dating the Old Testament

Dating the Old Testament
Author: Craig Davis
Publsiher: Craig Davis
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2007-04
ISBN: 0979506204
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dating the Old Testament Book Excerpt:

Dating the Old Testament addresses the subject of when the books of the Bible were written. It explains why the books of Genesis through Deuteronomy are a literary unity, and how the Egyptian background for these books support a date of writing during the exodus generation. It provides a detailed critique of the Documentary Hypothesis, the theory that Genesis through Joshua were created from four different sources usually labelled J, E, D, and P. It provides extensive evidence that all of Isaiah was written by Isaiah himself, and shows why Isaiah may have had a role in the collection and publication of other Old Testament books. It describes why the book of Daniel should be considered a product of the early Persian era and not the much later Maccabean period. The book contains a discussion of how the Hebrew language changed during the Old Testament era, and how this can be used to help date the books of the Old Testament.