Daily Life of the Patriarchs: The Way It Was by Shaul BarDaily Life of the Patriarchs: The Way It Was by Shaul Bar

Daily Life of the Patriarchs: The Way It Was

byShaul Bar

Paperback | November 28, 2014

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While the literature of the ancient Near East portrays legendary heroes, this is not the case with the biblical narrative, which portrays the patriarchs and matriarchs as fallible human beings. Their story is a multigenerational one of family and the dynamics that exist within. Reading these stories is like hearing the echo of family feuds, which is what makes them timeless.
Were the patriarchs real people? Or can we say that many details in the Book of Genesis are fictions that project later romantic ideals of life and faith? To answer these questions the author examines the patriarchs’ daily life, beliefs, and customs to provide provocative and useful insights into the life of the Patriarchs.
Shaul Bar is the Director of the Bornblum Judaic Studies Program at the University of Memphis. He received his PhD from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures at New York University in 1987. He has taught classes in religion and the Hebrew Bible for more than twenty years, presented hundreds of lectures internationall...
Title:Daily Life of the Patriarchs: The Way It WasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:November 28, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:303431857X

ISBN - 13:9783034318570


Table of Contents

Contents: Migration – Marriages – The Religious Customs of the Patriarchs – The God/Gods of the Patriarchs – Dreams – The Three Patriarchs – The Matriarchs – The Daily Life of the Patriarchs – Death.