Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Hebrew Bible” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
The Hebrew Bible
 
by
Lawrence H. Schiffman
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Hebrew Bible

3.70  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The Hebrew Bible, known to Jews as the Tanakh and to Christians as the Old Testament, is the basis of our tradition of monotheism as well as the main avenue by which the ethics and teachings of the Hebrew spirit entered Western civilization. In these lectures, eminent scholar Lawrence H. Schiffman discusses how that collection came into being and how it was passed down and ...more
Audio CD
Published 2008 by Recorded Books, LLC
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Hebrew Bible, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Hebrew Bible

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 47)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Kevin Beary
Jun 07, 2010 Kevin Beary rated it it was ok
I had a rough time following this. I usually do well with these but he had a style of teaching that I couldn`t follow , it seemed to take too long for him to make his point. He also spent more time apologizing for his point of view than espousing it. ...more
Meredith
Jan 25, 2016 Meredith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, faith, audio
With the first lectures, what I knew from seminary overlapped quite a bit. But then they began to cover details that were knew to me.

I particularly liked the idea of animal sacrifice as sharing a meal with the Holy.

And also, I think there is something very useful for me as a Christian theologian hearing the Biblical perspective of a Jewish scholar.
John Martindale
Jun 25, 2011 John Martindale rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, audiobook
I enjoyed it. It kept my interest throughout though much I knew already. I like that the professor is not one of those scholars that come to the scripture with a anit-bible bias. Many Scholars approach the bible, assuming at the start that none of the stories actually happened and that none of the claimed authors wrote it and that all the books were written at later times then scripture claims. Schiffman lets the evidence speak for itself. I liked that he pointed out how various scholars claimed ...more
Marcus
Aug 26, 2014 Marcus rated it really liked it
Shelves: biblical-studies
Been too long honestly!!
Jackie
Nov 28, 2013 Jackie rated it it was amazing
Great book by Dr Schiffman about the great influence of the Hebrew Bible, also called, by Protestants, the Old Testament. Nice order of facts and repetition of important points. A lot like the kind of treatment I got at my Calvinistic schools, not in fact, but in essence and dedication.
Rebecca
Oct 16, 2011 Rebecca rated it liked it
A good summary of the history and interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, if at times Schiffman goes off on side issues. Listen to the lectures: it's fun to hear that dialect again since I left Cleveland.
Cat.
Apr 27, 2013 Cat. rated it it was amazing
Fascinating. I really need to listen to this again. Really good, although the recording was not very balanced, sound-wise. That's my only criticism.
Coral
Jul 15, 2009 Coral rated it really liked it
Discusses the origins of the Hebrew Bible, known to most of us as the Old Testament.
Olly
Olly rated it liked it
Mar 24, 2016
Alisha Bennett
Alisha Bennett rated it liked it
Apr 12, 2016
Darin
Darin rated it it was amazing
Dec 02, 2015
Johnman
Johnman marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2015
Greg
Greg marked it as to-read
Oct 11, 2015
Kk
Kk marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2015
Dennis
Dennis rated it really liked it
Apr 16, 2015
Ronald
Ronald rated it really liked it
Apr 13, 2015
Ryan Maple
Ryan Maple rated it it was amazing
Feb 15, 2015
Lmschips
Lmschips marked it as to-read
Dec 27, 2014
Irena
Irena marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2014
Aliya
Aliya rated it liked it
Jan 03, 2014
Bt
Bt added it
Dec 03, 2013
Terry
Terry marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2013
Rachielle
Rachielle rated it it was amazing
May 01, 2013
Charles Kirkwood
Charles Kirkwood rated it liked it
Apr 22, 2013
Erin
Erin added it
Mar 09, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book