The Uncensored Bible: The Bawdy and Naughty Bits of the Good Book

Paperback | June 23, 2009

byJohn Kaltner

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Strange but True Bible Facts

Did you know:

  • that King David swore like a sailor?
  • that the Book of Ecclesiastes encourages drinking, especially beer?
  • that mandrakes were the biblical equivalent of Viagra®?
  • that the law of Moses prescribes bikini waxing?
  • that Joseph's "coat of many colors" might have actually been a dress?
  • that Eve might have been created, not from Adam's rib, but from something a little lower down?

Discover all this, and more, in The Uncensored Bible.

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Strange but True Bible FactsDid you know:that King David swore like a sailor?that the Book of Ecclesiastes encourages drinking, especially beer?that mandrakes were the biblical equivalent of Viagra®?that the law of Moses prescribes bikini waxing?that Joseph's "coat of many colors" might have actually been a dress?that Eve might have be...

John Kaltner is an associate professor of religious studies at Rhodes College, where he teaches courses on the Bible, Islam, and Arabic. He is the author of several books, includingIshmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Qur'an for Bible ReadersandThe Old Testament: Its Background, Growth, and Content, which he co-wrote with St...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.38 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:June 23, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061238856

ISBN - 13:9780061238857

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Good-natured ribbing of the Good Book . . .scholars give scripture a ‘bawdy’ spin”