Abraham: The First Historical Biography

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Basic Books, Feb 1, 2007 - Religion - 342 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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ABRAHAM: The First Historical Biography

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Innovative look at the patriarch by biblical scholar Rosenberg (Dreams of Being Eaten Alive, 2000, etc.). The author begins by asserting that Abraham was indeed a real person, not a character of myth ... Read full review

Abraham: the first historical biography

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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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About the author (2007)

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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