Joseph's Bones: Understanding the Struggle Between God and Mankind in the Bible

Penguin Publishing Group, 26 de fev. de 2008 - 306 páginas
A bold and radical reinterpretation of the Old Testament. "Brilliant...Nothing quite like it has appeared in years." (Jack Miles, author of God: A Biography )

Imagine if someone who had never heard of Judaism or Christianity read the Old Testament. How could the relationship between God and humanity possibly be understood? In Joseph's Bones, Segal approaches the Bible from this fresh perspective-one framed by the story of the Israelites' fidelity to Joseph-and finds something unexpected: an account of the human condition that reads like an existential novel about the struggle of mankind against the unpredictable and often unwarranted wrath of God. This is a rarity in Biblical interpretation- brilliant and rigorously argued, "a work of stunning originality."

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A fascinating look at hidden currents in the "Hexateuch". Segal argues that the Pentateuch and Joshua reveal the Israelites' desire for a God of forgiveness, not vengeance, and demonstrate that God ... Ler resenha completa

The Bible as We Never Knew It

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This is a completely fascinating book about the Hexateuch the five books of Moses + Joshua. Segal asks us to set aside everything we know or think we know about the Bible from our religious ... Ler resenha completa

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Jerome M. Segal is a senior research scholar at the University of Maryland's Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. He is the author of Creating the Palestinian State, Negotiating Jerusalem, Agency and Alienation, and Graceful Simplicity.

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