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The Bible with Sources Revealed

The Bible with Sources Revealed Book
Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-06-02
ISBN : 0061951293
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Bible With Sources Revealed

Bible  With Sources Revealed Book
Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001-01-01
ISBN : 9785558677294
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Exodus

The Exodus Book
Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2017-09-12
ISBN : 0062565265
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

The Bible Now Book
Author : Richard Elliott Friedman,Shawna Dolansky
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2011-07-01
ISBN : 9780199831579
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book in the Bible

The Hidden Book in the Bible Book
Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-06-30
ISBN : 9780061952753
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Commentary on the Torah

Commentary on the Torah Book
Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-09-18
ISBN : 0062240935
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Who Wrote the Bible

Who Wrote the Bible  Book
Author : Richard Friedman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-01-15
ISBN : 198212900X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Face of God

The Hidden Face of God Book
Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 1996-11-08
ISBN : 006062258X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Creation of Sacred Literature

The Creation of Sacred Literature Book
Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2016-04-29
ISBN : 1498294936
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The study of the Bible is at a vital juncture." Thus begins this merger of a stellar group of scholars of both literary and historical perspectives on the Hebrew Bible: Robert Alter, Baruch Halpern, Shemaryahu Talmon, Jacob Milgrom, Nahum Sarna, and Jack Miles, and edited by Richard Elliott Friedman. In this seminal work they raise questions of conception, technique, and audience, treating of both the Bible's authors and editors. At bottom, the question that all are addressing is: in what way(s) is the study of the Bible different from the study of other literature? Their answers, it should come as no surprise, all have to do with the Bible's special life as sacred literature. Book jacket.

The Cities That Built the Bible

The Cities That Built the Bible Book
Author : Dr. Robert Cargill
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-03-15
ISBN : 0062366750
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For many, the names Bethlehem, Babylon, and Jerusalem are known as the setting for epic stories from the Bible featuring rustic mangers, soaring towers, and wooden crosses. What often gets missed is that these cities are far more than just the setting for the Bible and its characters—they were instrumental to the creation of the Bible as we know it today. Robert Cargill, Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Iowa, is an archeologist, Bible scholar, and host of numerous television documentaries, such as the History Channel series Bible Secrets Revealed. Taking us behind-the-scenes of the Bible, Cargill blends archaeology, biblical history, and personal journey as he explores these cities and their role in the creation of the Bible. He reveals surprising facts such as what the Bible says about the birth of Jesus and how Mary’s Virgin Birth caused problems for the early church. We’ll also see how the God of the Old Testament was influenced by other deities, that there were numerous non-biblical books written about Moses, Jacob, and Jesus in antiquity, and how far more books were left out of the Bible than were let in during the messy, political canonization process. The Cities That Built the Bible is a magnificent tour through fourteen cities: the Phoenicia cities of Tyre, Sidon, and Byblos, Ugarit, Nineveh, Babylon, Megiddo, Athens, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Qumran, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Rome. Along the way, Cargill includes photos of artifacts, dig sites, ruins, and relics, taking readers on a far-reaching journey from the Grotto of the Nativity to the battlegrounds of Megiddo, from the towering Acropolis of Athens to the caves in Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. An exciting adventure through time, The Cities That Built the Bible is a fresh, fascinating exploration that sheds new light on the Bible.

The Hidden Book in the Bible

The Hidden Book in the Bible Book
Author : Richard Elliott Friedman
Publisher : HarperOne
Release : 1998-09-22
ISBN : 9780060630034
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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."

The Holy Bible Revealed

The Holy Bible Revealed Book
Author : Timothy Stephany
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013-03-28
ISBN : 9781482093186
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Sources Bible

The Sources Bible Book
Author : Timothy J. Stephany
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-02-01
ISBN : 9781495206696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now read the entire Biblical writings, Genesis through Kings, for the first time with their sources revealed, in complete text format with no edits or notes. Preserved for the ages through faithful transmission, the words still hold their profound meaning, but now so that each component may be viewed independently. Full-color coding has been used to track documents and editorial events, providing a never before seen glimpse, for the first time in millennia, of its greatest truth.

The Holy Bible Revealed

The Holy Bible Revealed Book
Author : Timothy J. Stephany
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-01-31
ISBN : 9781495293351
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Holy Bible Revealed

The Holy Bible Revealed Book
Author : Timothy J. Stephany
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2013-10-30
ISBN : 9781492709084
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible Book
Author : Robert J. Hutchinson
Publisher : Regnery Publishing
Release : 2007-09-18
ISBN : 1596985208
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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 Book
Author : James S. Diamond
Publisher : Jewish Publication Society
Release : 2010-01-01
ISBN : 0827610343
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The "how-to" book for Torah study

Closure in Biblical Narrative

Closure in Biblical Narrative Book
Author : Susan Zeelander
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2011-12-23
ISBN : 900421822X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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 Book
Author : Sarah Malena,David Miano
Publisher : Eisenbrauns
Release : 2007
ISBN : 1575061279
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Young s Literal Translation of the Bible

Young s Literal Translation of the Bible Book
Author : Young, Robert
Publisher : Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Release : 2014-06-14
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Young’s Literal Translation of the Bible is, as the name implies, a strictly literal translation of the Hebrew and Greek texts (from the Textus Receptus and Majority Text). Compiled by Robert Young in 1862, he went on to produce a revised version in 1887 based on the Westcott-Hort text which had been completed in 1885. Young died on October 14, 1888, and the publisher released a New Revised Edition in 1898. Young used the present tense in many places where other translations used the past tense- particularly in narratives. The Preface to the Second Edition states: “If a translation gives a present tense when the original gives a past, or a past when it has a present; a perfect for a future, or a future for a perfect; an a for a the, or a the for an a; an imperative for a subjunctive, or a subjunctive for an imperative; a verb for a noun, or a noun for a verb, it is clear that verbal inspiration is as much overlooked as if it had no existence. THE WORD OF GOD IS MADE VOID BY THE TRADITIONS OF MEN. [Emphasis in original.]” For example, the YLT version of Genesis begins as follows: 1. In the beginning of God’s preparing the heavens and the earth--- 2. The earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters, 3. And God saith, ‘Let light be;’ and light is. 4. And God seeth the light that it is good, and God seperateth between the light and the darkness, 5. And God alled to the light ‘Day,’ and to the darkness He hath called ‘Night;’ and there is an evening, and there is a morning---day one. Young's Literal Translation in the 1898 Edition also consistently renders the Hebrew Tetragrammaton (the four Hebrew letters usually transliterated YHWH or JHVH that form a biblical proper name of God) throughout the Old Covenant/Testament as "Jehovah", instead of the traditional practice of "LORD" in small capitals, which was used in editions prior to 1898. Young's usage of English present tense rather than past tense has been supported by scholars ranging from the medieval Jewish rabbi Rashi (who advised, "If you are going to interpret [this passage] in its plain sense, interpret it thus: At the beginning of the creation of heaven and earth, when the earth was (or the earth being) unformed and void . . . God said, ‘Let there be light.’") to Richard Elliott Friedman in his translation of the Five Books in "The Bible with Sources Revealed" (2002). There is a linked Table of Contents for each book and chapter.