Who Wrote the Bible?

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Perennial Library, 1987 - Bible - 299 pages
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A provocative and stimulating look at the writing of the Bible and the lives of those who wrote it. A fascinating history for scholars and lovers of the Bible alike.

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Ezekiel. There you are, I spoiled it. But it isn't the name, it's how he gets there. Knowing not a damn thing about Biblical history or history-writing, I found it quite believable and most enjoyable ... Read full review

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There's not much I can add about this fascinating and ground-breaking work that hasn't already been said. I certainly wish I had read it years ago. Many aspects of Tanakh that seemed unexplainable or ... Read full review


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About the author (1987)

Richard Elliott Friedman is professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature and holds the Katzin Chair at the University of California, San Diego. One of the premier biblical scholars in the country, he received his doctorate at Harvard and was a visiting fellow at Oxford and Cambridge. Author of The Hidden Face of God, The Hidden Book in the Bible, Commentary on the Torah, The Exile and Biblical Narrative, and the bestselling Who Wrote the Bible?, Friedman is also the president of the Biblical Colloquium West. A consultant to universities, journals, encyclopedias, and publishers, he is also the editor of four books on biblical studies and has authored over fifty articles, reviews, and notes in scholarly and popular publications.

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