The Hebrew Bible
Lawrence H. Schiffman
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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
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Kevin Beary
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.
John Martindale
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
Been too long honestly!!
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.
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.
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.
Discusses the origins of the Hebrew Bible, known to most of us as the Old Testament.
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