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The Beginning of Desire: Reflections on Genesis

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Turn the Scriptures over to Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg and what do you get? A unique blend of brilliant literary insights and theological wisdom, derived from a lifelong immersion in rabbinic traditions and lore. With amazing literary sensitivity, Zornberg ingeniously breathes new life into Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac, Jacob and Esau, Rachel, and Joseph. The author's vibrant spirit, charming personality, and infectious enthusiasm for the Bible draw the reader into the search for meaning where real life and the biblical story intersect. The Beginning Of Desire imaginatively interweaves biblical, rabbinic, and literary sources into a colorful tapestry that is both intellectually stimulating and personally uplifting.

One of the Jewish biblical scholars scheduled to appear on the Bill Moyers PBS special on Genesis, Avivah Zornberg employs an amazing repertoire of literary sources to engage the audience and illuminate the text. Delivering her erudition in a pleasantly lyrical style, the author shares her experience of God with the world. It is an intimate, personal, and revealing encounter no one should miss.

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Turn the Scriptures over to Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg and what do you get? A unique blend of brilliant literary insights and theological wisdom, derived from a lifelong immersion in rabbinic traditions and lore. With amazing literary sensitivity, Zornberg ingeniously breathes new life into Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac, Jacob and Esau, Rachel, and Joseph. The author's vibrant spirit, charming personality, and infectious enthusiasm for the Bible draw the reader into the search for meaning where real life and the biblical story intersect. The Beginning Of Desire imaginatively interweaves biblical, rabbinic, and literary sources into a colorful tapestry that is both intellectually stimulating and personally uplifting.

One of the Jewish biblical scholars scheduled to appear on the Bill Moyers PBS special on Genesis, Avivah Zornberg employs an amazing repertoire of literary sources to engage the audience and illuminate the text. Delivering her erudition in a pleasantly lyrical style, the author shares her experience of God with the world. It is an intimate, personal, and revealing encounter no one should miss.

About the Author

AVIVAH GOTTLIEB ZORNBERG is the author of The Begginning of Desire: Reflections on Genesis (and winner of the National Jewish Book Award), The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on Exodus, and The Murmuring Deep: Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious. She lectures widely in Israel, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. She lives in Jerusalem.

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KIER8, July 9, 2008 (view all comments by KIER8)
It is time to graduate from the appproach to the Bible that you learned in Sunday school. The Beginning of Desire: Reflections on Genesis stimulated and challenged me to reread the Biblical text and several of its commentators. Dr. Aviva Gottleib Zornberg proved that she is a master teacher on Bill Moyers' PBS special series on Genesis. Here in her first book, she deftly weaves Rabbinic scholarship, literary criticism, and psychology into a rich tapestry that appeals to the modern man/woman. It includes: notes, glossary, bibliography, index of sources, and general index.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385483377
Author:
Zornberg, Avivah Gottlieb
Publisher:
Image
Author:
Zornberg, Avivah Gottlieb
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Bible - Study - General
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Bible - Topical Studies
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
O. t. pentateuch
Subject:
Bibles and prayer books
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Topical
Subject:
Biblical Studies - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Image Books ed.
Edition Description:
Image Books
Series Volume:
v. 31, no. 4
Publication Date:
19960901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 6.1 x 1.3 in 1.1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Turn the Scriptures over to Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg and what do you get? A unique blend of brilliant literary insights and theological wisdom, derived from a lifelong immersion in rabbinic traditions and lore. With amazing literary sensitivity, Zornberg ingeniously breathes new life into Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac, Jacob and Esau, Rachel, and Joseph. The author's vibrant spirit, charming personality, and infectious enthusiasm for the Bible draw the reader into the search for meaning where real life and the biblical story intersect. The Beginning Of Desire imaginatively interweaves biblical, rabbinic, and literary sources into a colorful tapestry that is both intellectually stimulating and personally uplifting.

One of the Jewish biblical scholars scheduled to appear on the Bill Moyers PBS special on Genesis, Avivah Zornberg employs an amazing repertoire of literary sources to engage the audience and illuminate the text. Delivering her erudition in a pleasantly lyrical style, the author shares her experience of God with the world. It is an intimate, personal, and revealing encounter no one should miss.

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