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Commentary on the Torah

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In this groundbreaking and insightful new commentary, one of the world's leading biblical scholars unveils the unity and continuity of the Torah for the modern reader. Richard Elliott Friedman, the bestselling author of Who Wrote the Bible?, integrates the most recent discoveries in biblical archaeology and research with the fruits of years of experience studying and teach ...more
Hardcover, 704 pages
Published February 6th 2001 by HarperOne (first published 2001)
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Matt Friedman
Sep 26, 2015 Matt Friedman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I saw a blurb or two on this comparing this work to that of Kimhi or Rashi, it seemed to me to really be hyperbole. Having read through this, I'm not so sure such comparisons are completely off the mark! This is really a masterwork, both scholarly and devotional, and I will be recommending it widely.
Melissa Service
A good read, but I would like to have seen more in the way of commentary on controversial renderings. The author stayed conservative on many issues--but overall, a good read. I would recommend to anyone wanting to study the Torah.
James M. Madsen, M.D.
This is an excellent new translation of the Torah and a commentary by the liberal humanist Biblical scholar Richard Elliott Friedman. It complements the conservative viewpoint in Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary (q.v.).
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Feb 28, 2009 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I am using this book along with my Torah study. This is an excellent new translation of the Torah and commentary.
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Feb 23, 2012 Rachel Ant is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I love his exegesis of the Torah and connecting it to modern way of life.

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