Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Elliott FriedmanWho Wrote the Bible? by Richard Elliott Friedman

Who Wrote the Bible?

byRichard Elliott Friedman

Paperback | March 21, 1997

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The contemporary classic the New York Times Book Review called “a thought-provoking [and] perceptive guide,” Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard E. Friedman is a fascinating, intellectual, yet highly readable analysis and investigation into the authorship of the Old Testament. The author of Commentary on the Torah, Friedman delves deeply into the history of the Bible in a scholarly work that is as exciting and surprising as a good detective novel. Who Wrote the Bible? is enlightening, riveting, an important contribution to religious literature, and as the Los Angeles Times aptly observed in its rave review, “There is no other book like this one.”

Richard Elliott Friedman is professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature and holds the Katzin Chair at the University of California, San Diego. One of the premier biblical scholars in the country, he received his doctorate at Harvard and was a visiting fellow at Oxford and Cambridge. Author of The Hidden Face of God, The Hidden Book ...
Title:Who Wrote the Bible?Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:March 21, 1997Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060630353

ISBN - 13:9780060630355

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impeccable scholarship avoids controversy Richard Friedman is one of the world's foremost Bible scholars, and this book makes the reason clear. An accessible explanation of the Documentary Hypothesis (which claims that the Bible was actually constructed from several separate works by different authors writing at different times), 'Who Wrote The Bible?' offers real insight into the ancient world which produced the sacred text. Expected to cause lots of controversy when it was released, the book avoided it by virtue of the author's care in documenting his claims.
Date published: 2000-08-30

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Focusing on the central books of the Old TestamentGenesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and DeuteronomyBible scholar Richard Elliott Friedman draws upon archeological evidence to make a convincing argument for the identities of their various authors. In the process he paints a vivid picture of the world of the Bible, its politcs, history, and personalities. Indispensable reading for scholar and general reader alike.

Editorial Reviews

"Brilliantly presented: There is no other book like this one. It may well be unique." (Los Angeles Times)