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The Book : why the first books of the Bible were written and who they were written for

Author: Allen Wright
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : iUniverse, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An entertaining, informative, and fresh interpretation of the Bible's first books, Genesis through Kings II. Wright compares two of the Bible's most familiar tales-- Noah and the flood and David versus Goliath-- with a much earlier ancient Mesopotamian text originally written in cuneiform long before the biblical writers sat down to their work. Then he analyzes each book of Genesis through Kings II, coupled with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Wright
ISBN: 9781475972429 1475972423 9781475972412 1475972415
OCLC Number: 828495992
Description: ix, 195 pages
Contents: Introduction --
In the beginning --
Intertextuality, Case One the deluge --
Intertextuality, Case Two David versus Goliath and The Epic of Gilgamesh --
In the course of human events: (The history of Egypt, Babylon, and Jerusalem in the sixth century BCE) --
The writing of the Bible --
Genesis --
Exodus --
Leviticus --
Numbers --
Deuteronomy --
Joshua --
Judges --
The books of Samuel --
The books of Kings --
Genesis through Kings II --
History repeats --
What's wrong with that?
Other Titles: Why the first books of the Bible were written and who they were written for
Responsibility: Allen Wright.

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An entertaining, informative, and fresh interpretation of the Bible's first books, Genesis through Kings II. Wright compares two of the Bible's most familiar tales-- Noah and the flood and David versus Goliath-- with a much earlier ancient Mesopotamian text originally written in cuneiform long before the biblical writers sat down to their work. Then he analyzes each book of Genesis through Kings II, coupled with the historical backdrop of the times. By recounting how the early writers of the Bible went about saving their own civilization against overwhelming odds, readers will gain a more enlightened understanding of the Bible's first books.

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