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The original Torah : the political intent of the Bible's writers

Author: S David Sperling
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2003, ©1998.
Series: Reappraisals in Jewish social and intellectual history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st pbk. ed.]View all editions and formats
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In "The Original Torah", S. David Sperling argues that, while there is no archaeological evidence to support much of the activity chronicled in the Torah, a historical reality exists there if we know  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S David Sperling
ISBN: 0814798330 9780814798331 0814780946 9780814780947
OCLC Number: 52637587
Notes: "First published in paperback in 2003"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 185 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: It says in the Torah --
History and allegory --
The allegory of servitude in Egypt and the Exodus --
Yahweh's berît (covenant) : which came first--sex or politics? --
Abraham --
Jacob, Jeroboam, and Joseph --
Aaron --
Moses.
Series Title: Reappraisals in Jewish social and intellectual history.
Responsibility: S. David Sperling.

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