The Divine Symphony
The Bible's Many Voices
By (author) Israel Knohl
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Divine Symphony by Israel Knohl
Book DescriptionIn this fascinating book, Knohl shares his understanding of how the Torah was edited into its final form. He bridges the gap between ancient Israel (c.1400-586 B.C.E.) and Second Temple times (c.536 B.C.E.-70 C.E.) by showing the continuity between these eras and the gradual evolution of the biblical worldview, which formed the foundation of later rabbinic Judaism. The book focuses on the editing of the Torah, interpreting the textual evidence, most notably contradictions and redundancies, to show that the idea of a pluralistic understanding of Revelation can be traced back to the editing of the Torah itself. Knohl's interpretation of biblical composition challenges a popular trend in contemporary biblical scholarship: the idea that ancient Israel never existed as a historical reality, but was invented and "retrojected" back in time by later Israelite priests as part of their national myth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780827607613
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Jewish Publication Society
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Messiah Before Jesus, Paperback (February 2002)» View all books by Israel Knohl
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