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The Hebrew Bible
Lawrence H. Schiffman
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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
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Published 2008 by Recorded Books, LLC
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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
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
Aug 26, 2014 Marcus rated it really liked it
Shelves: biblical-studies
Been too long honestly!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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