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How to Read the Bible: A Guide to Scripture, Then and Now Paperback – Illustrated, October 21, 2008

4.6 out of 5 stars 171 ratings

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“Kugel has a fine ear for narrative, a lifelong scholar’s discipline, and a wonder and confidence fed by his beliefs. His gathering up of a life’s work gives readers a chance to brush up against genius, and perhaps examine those beliefs we claim for ourselves.” —The Seattle Times

“Who should we believe about the Bible—our Sunday-school teachers or our university professors? James Kugel cuts through this dilemma with a breathtaking new look at the world’s most popular book...No writer on the Bible has wrestled so profoundly with the most basic, important questions raised by our conflicting knowledge and desires.” —“The Best Books We Read in 2007,” The A.V. Club

“To say that this would be the college course you never got to take about the Bible would be damning with faint praise; it would be the college course, the graduate seminar, and reading for comprehensive exams you never got around to, all in one. It may be the most popular book about these modern critics ever written; it’s certainly one of the best popular books on the Bible in many years.” Haaretz

About the Author

James L. Kugel served as the Starr Professor of Hebrew at Harvard from 1982 to 2003, where his course on the Bible was regularly one of the most popular on campus, enrolling more than nine hundred students. A specialist in the Hebrew Bible and its interpretation, he now lives in Jerusalem. His recent books include The God of Old, In the Valley of the Shadow and the forthcoming The Great Change.

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  • Item Weight : 2.22 pounds
  • Paperback : 848 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0743235878
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0743235877
  • Dimensions : 6 x 1.6 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Free Press; Illustrated edition (October 21, 2008)
  • Language: : English
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