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The Book of Genesis

A Biography

Ronald Hendel Freelance Designer Daren Magee



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Princeton University Pres
30 August 2019
Religion & beliefs; History of religion; Christianity; Judaism; Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts
During its 2,500-year life, the book of Genesis has been the keystone to important claims about God and humanity in Judaism and Christianity, and it plays a central role in contemporary debates about science, politics, and human rights. The authors provide a panoramic history of this iconic book, exploring its impact on Western religion, philosophy, literature, art, and more.
By:   Ronald Hendel
Other:   Freelance Designer Daren Magee
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   44
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9780691196831
ISBN 10:   0691196834
Series:   Lives of Great Religious Books
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   30 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ronald Hendel is the Norma and Sam Dabby Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the editor in chief of The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition, the coauthor of How Old Is the Hebrew Bible?, and the author of Remembering Abraham.

Reviews for The Book of Genesis: A Biography

A delightful read that both informs and engages the reader. -J. Richard Middleton, Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith [Hendel's] book is recommended to all those who would like to strike up an acquaintance with Genesis in its austere beauty and intriguing complexity. -Krzysztof Napora, Biblical Annals Intriguing. -Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed Original and refreshing. -Arnold Ages, Jewish Post & Opinion Engaging and accessible. -Christopher McConnell, Booklist One of Jewish Ideas's 40 Best Jewish Books of 2012

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