9780060630355

Who Wrote The Bible?

  • ISBN 13:

    9780060630355

  • ISBN 10:

    0060630353

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/29/2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

"It is a strange fact that we have never known with certainty who produced the book that has played such a central role in our civilization," writes Friedman, a foremost Bible scholar. From this point he begins an investigation and analysis that reads as compellingly as a good detective story. Focusing on the central books of the Old Testament--Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy--he draws upon biblical and archaeological evidence to make a convincing argument for the identities of their authors. In the process he paints a vivid picture of the world of the Bible--its politics, history, and personalities. The result is a marvel of scholarship that sheds a new and enriching light on our understanding of the Bible as literature, history, and sacred text.

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