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Surpassing wonder : the invention of the Bible and the Talmuds

Author: Donald H Akenson
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides a reinterpretation of the great religious texts in the history of Western civilization, illuminating how our greatest cultural artifacts are related to each other and constitute  Read more...

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Akenson, Donald H.
Surpassing wonder.
New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., 1998
(DLC) 98230652
(OCoLC)40071172
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald H Akenson
ISBN: 9780773568419 0773568417
OCLC Number: 567957124
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 658 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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 --
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6 Siloam's Teeming Pool --
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7 Siloam's Teeming Pool --
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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 Neighbours11 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 --
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C: The Manuscript Base of the Holy Scriptures --
D: Modern Biblical Scholarship and the Quest for the Historical Yeshua E: The Great Rabbinic Corpus: Access, Dating, Translation, Methods, and QueriesGeneral Index --
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Responsibility: Donald Harman Akenson.
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