The Bible's Many Voices Hardback

by Michael Carasik;

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The Bible's Many Voices

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The most common English translations of the Bible often sound like a single, somewhat archaic voice. In fact, the Bible is made up of many separate books composed by multiple writers in a wide range of styles and perspectives. It is, as Michael Carasik demonstrates, not a remote text reserved for churches and synagogues but rather a human document full of history, poetry, politics, theology, and spirituality. Using historic, linguistic, anthropological, and theological sources, Carasik helps us distinguish between the Jewish Bible's voices--the mythic, the historical, the prophetic, the theological, and the legal. By articulating the differences among these voices, he shows us not just their messages and meanings but also what mattered to the authors. In these contrasts we encounter the Bible anew, as a living work whose many voices tell us about the world out of which the Bible grew--and the world that it created.

The Bible's Many Voices by Michael Carasik was published by Jewish Publication Society in April 2014. The ISBN for The Bible's Many Voices is 9780827609358.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherJewish Publication Society (April 2014)
Number of Pages384
Thickness33 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4269142
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