Surpassing Wonder: The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds

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With wit, elegance, and clarity, Surpassing Wonder illuminates the ancient Hebrew scriptures, the Christian "New Testament", and the Talmuds of the Rabbis by showing who wrote them, under what circumstances, and why they were given the shape they have. These works constitute the very core of our cultural consciousness and in every century have been hidden from us -- first by priests, then by fundamentalists, and now by narrow scholars. Here, with biting irreverence for prejudice and pretension, Donald Akenson renews our ...

Surpassing Wonder: The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226010731

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Surpassing Wonder: The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds 1998, Houghton Mifflin, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780151004188

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