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The Nursing Father: Moses as a Political Leader Paperback – June 1, 1984


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  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press (June 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0817301690
  • ISBN-13: 978-0817301699
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #640,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 22, 1999
Format: Paperback
Wildavsky makes a compelling argument about the narrative in the latter four books of the Pentateuch: it is about leadership. Moses' role in transforming the Jews from runaway slaves to a nation, the Jews' reactions to his leadership, and the impact of the above on key events in the biblical narrative are analyzed in detail. Wildavsky brings to bear on this formidable topic his considerable expertise as a political scientist.
As an observant Jew who has studied the Pentateuch for over 25 years, I can honestly say that "The Nursing Father" opened up a brand new perspective for me on the inner meaning of the Torah. Needless to say, I highly recommend this book.
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