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In April of 2001, the headline in the Los Angeles Times read, 'Doubting the Story of the Exodus.' It covered a sermon that had been delivered by the rabbi of a prominent local congregation over the holiday of Passover. In it, he said, 'The truth is that virtually every modern archeolo...

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Imprint:New York : New York University Press, ©2008.
New York : New York University Press, γ̐ư2008.
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 231 pages) : illustrations.
Language:English
Series:Jewish studies in the 21st century
Jewish studies in the 21st century.
Subject:Bible. -- Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. -- Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish.
Bible. -- Old Testament
Bibel -- Altes Testament
Altes Testament.
"Bible. -- AT" -- études diverses.
"Bible. AT" γ̐ưetudes diverses.
Judaism.
Religion.
Philosophy & Religion.
RELIGION.
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / Old Testament.
RELIGION -- Biblical Criticism & Interpretation -- Old Testament.
Judaism.
Religion.
Philosophy & Religion.
Altes Testament -- Juden.
Altes Testament -- Erklärung -- jüdische.
Judentum.
exégèse -- "Bible. AT" -- études diverses.
exγ̐ưegγ̐ưese "Bible. AT" γ̐ưetudes diverses.
Altes Testament Erklγ̐ưarung jγ̐ưudische.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11163077
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Other authors / contributors:Greenspahn, Frederick E., 1946-
ISBN:9780814732076
0814732070
9780814731871
0814731872
9780814731888
0814731880
9780814733080
0814733085
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summary:In April of 2001, the headline in the Los Angeles Times read, 'Doubting the Story of the Exodus.' It covered a sermon that had been delivered by the rabbi of a prominent local congregation over the holiday of Passover. In it, he said, 'The truth is that virtually every modern archeologist who has investigated the story of the exodus, with very few exceptions, agrees that the way the Bible describes the exodus is not the way it happened, if it happened at all.' This seeming challenge to the biblical story captivated the local public. Yet as the rabbi himself acknowledged, his sermon contained nothing new. The theories that he described had been common knowledge among biblical scholars for over thirty years, though few people outside of the profession know their relevance. New understandings concerning the Bible have not filtered down beyond specialists in university settings. There is a need to communicate this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy. This volume seeks to meet this need, with chapters describing how archeology, theology, ancient studies, literary studies, feminist studies, and other disciplines now understand the Bible. --From publisher's description.
Other form:Print version: Hebrew Bible. New York : New York University Press, ©2008 9780814731871 0814731872
Print version: Hebrew Bible. New York : New York University Press, γ̐ư2008 9780814731871 0814731872