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Surpassing wonder : the invention of the Bible and the Talmuds

Author: Donald H Akenson
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, ©1998.
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"Surpassing Wonder illuminates the ancient Hebrew scriptures, the Christian "New Testament," and the Talmuds of the Rabbis. Donald Harman Akenson takes a radical historical look at these founding documents. Studying them and the surrounding scholarship, Akenson has arrived at a new - and galvanizing - understanding. He argues persuasively that these founding texts are best understood if they are each regarded as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Akenson, Donald H.
Surpassing wonder.
New York : Harcourt Brace, ©1998
(OCoLC)607094737
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald H Akenson
ISBN: 0151004188 9780151004188
OCLC Number: 40071172
Description: viii, 658 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Us and the Semites --
Inventing the Covenant. 2. Apparent Woe and Great Invention. 3. Returning with Yahweh to Jerusalem. 4. History's All-Embracing Arms: The Covenant --
Inventive Fecundity and Judahist Multiplicity: The Later Second Temple Era. 5. Siloam's Teeming Pool --
I. 6. Siloam's Teeming Pool --
II. 7. Siloam's Teeming Pool --
III --
The Invention of Christianity. 8. The Re-Invention of the Species. 9. From Yeshua of Nazareth to Jesus the Christ --
The Invention of the Jewish Faith. 10. Don't Stare at the Neighbours. 11. The Hermetic, Perfect Mishnah. 12. Taming the Mishnah: Tractate Aboth, the Tosefta, Sifra, and the Yerushalmi. 13. The Bounteous Bavli and the Invention of the Dual Torah. 14. Conclusion: Surpassing Wonder --
App. B. Biblical Chronology --
App. C. The Manuscript Base of the Holy Scriptures --
App. D. Modern Biblical Scholarship and the Quest for the Historical Yeshua.
Responsibility: Donald Harman Akenson.

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A book which discusses the Bible and the Talmuds and places them in their political and historical contexts.  Read more...

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