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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User Review  - Abdue - Christianbook.com

It is a great book, it looks at the Old Testament from an investigative point of view, very in depth and informative. You will not study the Bible the same way, you will study with a new found depth and understanding if the text. Read full review

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User Review  - Clayton Ford - Christianbook.com

This book is very readable. The nonscholar will have no trouble understanding his theme. However, Friedman is not a conservative scholar. The book defends his version of the Documentary Hypothesis, which denies that Moses wrote the Pentateuch, a point not clear in the CBD's description. 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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