From Gods to God Paperback

How the Bible Debunked, Suppressed, or Changed Ancient Myths and Legends

by Avigdor Shinan; Yair Zakovitch;

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From Gods to God

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The ancient Israelites believed things that the writers of the Bible wanted them to forget: myths and legends from a pre-biblical world that the new monotheist order needed to bury, hide, or reinterpret. Ancient Israel was rich in such literary traditions before the Bible reached the final form that we have today. These traditions were not lost but continued, passed down through the ages. Many managed to reach us in post-biblical sources, rabbinic literature, Jewish Hellenistic writings, the writings of the Dead Sea sect, the Aramaic, Greek, Latin, and other ancient translations of the Bible, and even outside the ancient Jewish world, in Christian and Islamic texts. The Bible itself sometimes alludes to these traditions, often in surprising contexts. Written in clear and accessible language, this volume presents thirty such traditions. It voyages behind the veil of the written Bible to reconstruct what was told and retold among the ancient Israelites, even if it is "not what the Bible tells us."

From Gods to God by Avigdor Shinan; Yair Zakovitch was published by Jewish Publication Society in December 2012 and is our 55901st best seller. The ISBN for From Gods to God is 9780827609082.

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Page last updated 15th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJewish Publication Society (December 2012)
Number of Pages320
Thickness18 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4042197
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