Who Wrote the Bible?

Paperback | August 25, 2009

byRichard Elliott Friedman

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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.”

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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, histor...

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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 i...

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"It is a strange fact that we have never known with certainty who produced the book that has played such a central role in our civilization," writes Friedman, a foremost Bible scholar. From this point he begins an investigation and analysis that reads as compellingly as a good detective story. Focusing on the central books of the Old T...

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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:August 25, 2009Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060630353

ISBN - 13:9780060630355

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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.

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