Who Wrote the Bible?
  • Who Wrote the Bible?
  • Who Wrote the Bible?
  • Who Wrote the Bible?
ISBN: 0060630353
EAN13: 9780060630355
Language: English
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 7.9" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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 Read More chevron_right

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