Who Wrote the Bible?

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Perennial Library, 1987 - Authorship - 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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The contemporary classic the New York Times Book Review called “a thought-provoking [and] perceptive guide,” Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard E. Friedman is a fascinating, intellectual, yet highly ... Read full review

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“The question, after all, is not only who wrote the bible, but who reads it.” In “Who Wrote the Bible” by Richard Elliott Friedman Some of the texts date to 400 AD or later, such as the second half of ... Read full review


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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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