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The Gifts of the Jews by Thomas Cahill
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Jan 28, 2009

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This actually corrected some of the real-life history of the Israelites (Hebrews, 12 Tribes) that I learned with newer data. An interesting read on how the linear school of thought that the entire western world adheres to (beginning/end, versus circular of eastern belief systems) is due to Abrahamaic/Hebrew thinking. IT also provides additional insight into why the region is as it is today. Overall I recommend this highly as a layman's read on the more ancient history of the people that today call themselves Jews. I personally wish it had been a longer, more in-depth book, more scholarly, but it reads well as light reading.
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