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How to Read the Bible by James L. Kugel
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Apr 19, 2010

really liked it
Read from April 19 to 22, 2010

I went into the text with enormous expectations as the result of a very positive review from someone who's a professional in the field and a good source of reviews. It doesn't disappoint. The text covers a ton of ground and is probably the seminal work in the study of the Old Testament. I recommend it to anyone interested in the subject, especially those who (like me) come from a Jewish background with respect to reading the Old Testament.

It's phenomenally well written and, despite being absolutely enormous, very dense, so it really is a project. Still, it was thoroughly enjoyable.

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