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The Harlot by the Side of the Road: Forbidden Tales of the Bible

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"The stories you are about to read are some of the most violent and sexually explicit in all of Western literature. They are tales of human passion in all of its infinite variety: adultery, seduction, incest, rape, mutilation, assassination, torture, sacrifice, and murder. . . ."

Sex. Violence. Scandal. These are words we rarely associate with the sacred text of the Bible. Yet in this brilliant book, Jonathan Kirsch recounts shocking tales that have been suppressed by religious authorities throughout history. Kirsch places each story within the political and social context of its time, delves into the latest biblical scholarship to explain why each one was originally censored, and shows how these ancient narratives hold valuable lessons for all of us.

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In this brilliant book, Jonathan Kirsch recounts shocking tales that have been suppressed by religious authorities throughout history. Kirsch places each story within the political and social context of its time, delves into the latest biblical scholarship to explain why each was was originally censored. 400 pp. Author appearances.

About the Author

Jonathan Kirsch , a book columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the author of two novels, writes and lectures widely on Biblical, literary, and legal topics. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, and a former correspondent for Newsweek, he lives and practices intellectual property law in Los Angeles.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345418821
Author:
Kirsch, Jonathan
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Bible - General
Subject:
Bible - Topical Studies
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Sex in the bible
Subject:
Violence in the Bible.
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Topical
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Subject:
Religion Western-Bible Reference
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
150-441-616
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.15x5.55x.90 in. .78 lbs.

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