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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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ISBN:
9780805212433
Subtitle:
Reflections on Genesis
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Zornberg, Avivah Gottlieb
Subject:
Religion : Biblical Commentary - Old Testament
Subject:
Religion : Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testame
Subject:
Religion : Biblical Studies - Old Testament
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Publication Date:
20110201
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
480

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