This is a significant work... for its consistent pursuit of a single idea, for the breadth of the front on which it pursues it, and for the originality of some of its insights. W.J. Houston, Society for Old Testament Study Booklist for the gutsiness of his intellectual convictions and for playing a major role in bringing the harvest of biblical scholarship to a much broader audience, we are in Joshua Berman's debt. Bernard M. Levinson, Journal of Theological Studies
From the Author
"Joshua Berman has written a superb, scholarly and paradigm-shifting work on the Hebrew Bible as perhaps the first attempt to create a truly egalitarian society. I can think of no better way of renewing our encounter with the biblical text, and I commend it highly.