Richard Elliott Friedman is professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature and holds the Katzin Chair at the University of California, San Diego. One of the premier biblical scholars in the country, he received his doctorate at Harvard and was a visiting fellow at Oxford and Cambridge. Author of The Hidden Face of God, The Hidden Book in the Bible, Commentary on the Torah, The Exile and Biblical Narrative, and the bestselling Who Wrote the Bible?, Friedman is also the president of the Biblical Colloquium West. A consultant to universities, journals, encyclopedias, and publishers, he is also the editor of four books on biblical studies and has authored over fifty articles, reviews, and notes in scholarly and popular publications.
This book, as a reference, is hardly light reading, nor is it intended to be.
This book is put together very well and any serious Bible student would benefit from having this book available as a reference/resource tool!
Alongside, Frank Moore Cross, Richard Elliott Friedman has been an excellent source for topics under the Documentary Hypothesis.
This is not a sit-down-and-read-it-cover-to-cover sort of book, but a reference book, and, as that, it's very user-friendly, informative, attractively laid out, good-sized (not... Read morePublished 1 month ago by California Marmot
This is a great research tool to see how the Y E D P sources are woven through the Pentateuch. I had lost my original copy and bought this as a replacement.Published 6 months ago by Daniel Mangler
I bought this Bible as a companion to the book "Who Wrote the Bible" by the same author. Even a layman such as I can begin to see the work (having had it pointed out) of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bob 443
It was beyond my ability to either comprehend or enjoy the book. It's been a while since I looked at it, put it down and never returned to it again. That says it all!Published 11 months ago by Tucsonannie
I use this book in Torah study. We reference it quite a bit when studying. I never knew this information before purchasing the book. It is a tremendous resource.Published 13 months ago by Annice
First let me make a preliminary statement to frame this review. The Documentary hypothesis has not, as many ultra-conservatives in both Judaism and Christianity claim, been... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Swldx8
I won't belabor it, if you're looking for this reference, you just found it, get it, use it. I wouldn't be without it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Pablo
Together with a concise overlook of the period, it illuminates the personal and in particular the political factors, which include, of-course, religion, at work in the writing of... Read morePublished 16 months ago by avraham shomroni