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Author Friedman, Richard Elliott

Title Commentary on the Torah : with a new English translation / Richard Elliott Friedman

Edition 1st ed
Imprint [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, [2001], ©2001
Publication Info. [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, [2001]
©2001
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  222.1077 FRI    DUE 08-11-22
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Description xvii, 681 pages ; 25 cm
Note Text from back to back
Contents Introduction -- Genesis -- Exodus -- Leviticus -- Numbers -- Deuteronomy.
Summary "In this new commentary, one of the world's leading biblical scholars unveils the unity and continuity of the Torah for the modern reader. Richard Elliott Friedman, the bestselling author of Who Wrote the Bible?, integrates the most recent discoveries in biblical archaeology and research with the fruits of years of experience studying and teaching the Bible to illuminate the straightforward meaning of the text - "to shed new light through which it sheds its light on us."" "While other commentaries are generally collections of comments by a number of scholars, this is a unified commentary on the Torah by a single scholar, the most unified by a Jewish scholar in centuries. It includes the original Hebrew text, a new translation, and an authoritative, accessibly written interpretation and analysis of each passage that remains focused on the meaning of the Torah as a whole, showing how its separate books are united into one cohesive, all-encompassing sacred literary masterpiece. This work is destined to take its place as a classic in the libraries of lay readers and scholars alike, as we seek to understand the significance of the scriptural texts for our lives today, and for years to come."--Jacket.
"In this new commentary, one of the world's leading biblical scholars unveils the unity and continuity of the Torah for the modern reader. Richard Elliott Friedman, the bestselling author of Who Wrote the Bible?, integrates the most recent discoveries in biblical archaeology and research with the fruits of years of experience studying and teaching the Bible to illuminate the straightforward meaning of the text - "to shed new light through which it sheds its light on us."" "While other commentaries are generally collections of comments by a number of scholars, this is a unified commentary on the Torah by a single scholar, the most unified by a Jewish scholar in centuries. It includes the original Hebrew text, a new translation, and an authoritative, accessibly written interpretation and analysis of each passage that remains focused on the meaning of the Torah as a whole, showing how its separate books are united into one cohesive, all-encompassing sacred literary masterpiece. This work is destined to take its place as a classic in the libraries of lay readers and scholars alike, as we seek to understand the significance of the scriptural texts for our lives today, and for years to come."--BOOK JACKET.
Language Commentary in English; text of the Pentateuch in Hebrew and English
Subject Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries
English language -- Bilingual books -- Hebrew.
Hebrew language -- Bilingual books -- English.
Bilingual books -- Hebrew-English.
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ISBN 9780060625610 (cloth)
0060625619 (cloth)
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