The Meaning of the Bible : What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us
In The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us, preeminent biblical scholars Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine deliver a broad and engaging introduction to the Old Testament--also known as the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible--offering a wealth of compelling historical background and context for the sacred literature that is at the heart of Judaism and Christianity. John Shelby Spong, author of Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World writes, "Levine and Knight have combined to write a book on the Bible that is as academically brilliant as it is marvelously entertaining. By placing our scriptures into their original Jewish context they have opened up startling and profound new insights. This is a terrific book."
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- Paperback | 448 pages
- 154 x 230 x 33mm | 532g
- 20 Sep 2012
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
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What the Bible Really Says About Politics, Sex, Creation, Suffering, and More
Knight and Levine have done a marvelous job of taking very sophisticated material and presenting it in an illuminating and thoroughly engaging way that bespeaks of excellent scholarship by two distinguished teachers. --Carol J. Dempsey, OP, Ph.D, Professor of Theology, University of Portland, and author of Reading the Bible, Transforming Conflict"