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ISBN13: 9780805202533
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"This designed to make the Bible of Israel intelligible, relevant, and hopefully, inspiring to a sophisticated generation, possessed of intellectual curiosity and ethical sensitivity...It is based on the belief that the study of the Book of Books must constitute a mature intellectual challenge, an exposure to the expanding universe of scientific biblical scholarship...Far from presenting a threat to faith, a challenge to the intellect may reinforce faith and purify it."--from the Introduction

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Nahum M. Sarna is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University. Author of Exploring Exodus and On the Book of Psalms, he is an editor and translator of the Jewish Publication Society's translation of the Bible.

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KIER8, March 22, 2009 (view all comments by KIER8)
If you are like me in that you want to understand the Bible in the light of history, then " Understanding Genesis" by Brandeis University Professor of Biblical Studies Nachum Sarna is a must read. As in his other works [Understanding Exodus" and "On the Book of Psalms"] Dr. Sarna clearly translates and explains the Biblical text and its context.
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Sarna, Mahum M.
Sarna, Nahum M.
Schocken Books Inc
Judaism - General
Bible - Commentaries - Old Testament
Judaism - History
O. t. pentateuch
Judaism - Sacred Writings
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