The Jews and the Bible Paperback

by Jean-Christophe Attias;


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The Jews and the Bible

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Despite its deceptively simple title, this book ponders the thorny issue of the place of the Bible in Jewish religion and culture. By thoroughly examining the complex link that the Jews have formed with the Bible, Jewish scholar Jean-Christopher Attias raises the uncomfortable question of whether it is still relevant for them. Jews and the Bible reveals how the Jews define themselves in various times and places with the Bible, without the Bible, and against the Bible. Is it divine revelation or national myth? Literature or legislative code? One book or a disparate library? Text or object? For the Jews, over the past two thousand years or more, the Bible has been all that and much more. In fact, Attias argues that the Bible is nothing in and of itself. Like the Koran, the Bible has never been anything other than what its readers make of it. But what they've made of it tells a fascinating story and raises provocative philosophical and ethical questions. The Bible is indeed an elusive book, and so Attias explores the fundamental discrepancy between what we think the Bible tells us about Judaism and what Judaism actually tells us about the Bible.
With passion and intellect, Attias informs and enlightens the reader, never shying away from the difficult questions, ultimately asking: In our post-genocide and post-Zionist culture, can the Bible be saved?

The Jews and the Bible by Jean-Christophe Attias was published by Stanford University Press in November 2014 and is our 49604th best seller. The ISBN for The Jews and the Bible is 9780804793193.

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Page last updated 30th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherStanford University Press (November 2014)
Weight476g
Number of Pages248
Thickness23 mm
Height213 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9780804793193
ISBN-100804793190
Product Code4305156
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