Abraham: The First Historical Biography

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Basic Books, Mar 25, 2009 - Religion - 304 pages
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The world's three largest faiths all find a common root in one man: Abraham. Breaking new ground, David Rosenberg portrays Abraham as a man whose whole life, and therefore his legacy, is informed by the Sumerian culture that produced him. Abraham is a brilliant literary excavation of the ancient cultures from which our modern world has grown.

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Poet, essayist, and critic Rosenberg (coauthor,The Book of J ) claims that his biography of Abraham, the founding father of three faiths-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam-is the first historical ... Read full review

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David Rosenberg is a poet, essayist, and critic. He is the former editor of the Jewish Publication Society and was Harold Bloom's co-author on The Book of J. Rosenberg's other writings include A Poet's Bible and Lost Book of Paradise. He lives in Florida.

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