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Five Biblical Portraits

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Elie Wiesel bringsJoshua, Saul, Elijah, Jeremiah, and Jonah to literary life through sensitive readings of the scriptures as well as through analysis ofTalmudic and Hasidic sources. ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published February 28th 1990 by University of Notre Dame Press (first published December 31st 1981)
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Very interesting perspectives from a man who's earned the right to critically examine faith and biblical texts.
Karen Ball
Lends a human perspective to these legendary figures. Intriguingly historical and contemporary - timeless. I found the Jonah chapter especially thought-provoking.
Excellent--nearly every word feels like it may explode with significance, so carefully packed and crafted in its larger context. Wiesel is a master.
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Eliezer Wiesel is a Romania-born American novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor of Hungarian Jewish descent. He is the author of over 40 books, the best known of which is Night, a memoir that describes his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration camps.

Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "
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