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Surpassing Wonder The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds

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ISBN-10: 0226010732

ISBN-13: 9780226010731

Edition: 2001

Authors: Donald Harman Akenson

List price: $34.00
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Elegant and inventive, Surpassing Wonder uncovers how the ancient Hebrew scriptures, the Christian New Testament, and the Talmuds of the Rabbis are related and how, collectively, they make up the core of Western consciousness. Donald Harman Akenson provides an incisive critique of how religious scholars have distorted the holy books and argues that it was actually the inventor of the Hebrew scriptures who shaped our concept of narrative history--thereby founding Western culture.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/29/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 658
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

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Introduction: Us and the Semites Inventing the Covenant
Apparent Woe and Great Invention
Returning with Yahweh to Jerusalem
History's All-Embracing Arms: The Covenant Inventive Fecundity and Judahist Multiplicity: The Later Second Temple Era
Siloam's Teeming Pool - I
Siloam's Teeming Pool - II
Siloam's Teeming Pool - III The Invention of Christianity
The Re-Invention of the Species
From Yeshua of Nazareth to Jesus the Christ The Invention of the Jewish Faith
Don't Stare at the Neighbors
The Hermetic, Perfect Mishnah
Taming the Mishnah: Tractate Aboth, the Tosefta, Sifra, and the Yerushalmi
The Bounteous Bavli and the Invention of the Dual Torah
Conclusion: Surpassing Wonder Notes Appendices A. Glossary B. Biblical Chronology C. The Manuscript Base of the Holy Scriptures D. Modern Biblical Scholarship and the Quest for the Historical Yeshua E. The Great Rabbinic Corpus: Access, Dating, Translation, Methods, and Queries
General Index
Textual Index