THE MEANING OF THE BIBLE : WHAT THE JEWISH SCRIPTURES AND CHRISTIAN OLD TESTAMENT CAN TEACH US
The authors present more than random facts about the Hebrew Bible, more than a historical overview. Their aim is for true understanding of the life, culture, and practices of the ancient Israelites. Read more
Pre-eminent biblical scholars Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine deliver a broad and engaging introduction to the Old Testament--also known as the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible--offering a wealth of compelling historical background and context for the sacred literature that is at the heart of Judaism and Christianity.
Bishop John Shelby Spong, author of Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, writes, "Levine and Knight have combined to write a book on the Bible that is as academically brilliant as it is marvelously entertaining. By placing our scriptures into their original Jewish context they have opened up startling and profound new insights. This is a terrific book." Paperback, 496 pages