13 Jan About Understanding Genesis. “This book is designed to make the Bible of Israel intelligible, relevant, and hopefully, inspiring to a. biblical interpretation of history (Understanding Genesis, p. ). These observations underlie many of Sarna’s exegetical insights. In “The Deca'” logue” ( ). Nahum Mattathias Sarna was a modern biblical scholar who is best known for the study of Genesis and Exodus represented in his Understanding Genesis.
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About Understanding Genesis “This book…is designed to make the Bible of Israel intelligible, relevant, and hopefully, inspiring to a sophisticated generation, possessed of intellectual curiosity and ethical sensitivity…It is based on the belief that the study of the Book of Books must constitute a mature intellectual challenge, an exposure to the expanding universe of scientific biblical scholarship…Far from presenting a threat to faith, a challenge to the intellect may reinforce faith and purify it.
Sarna compares and contrasts the Israelite theological views with those of their polytheistic neighbors, taking into account works such as the Gilgamesh Epic and Enuma Elish.
Nahum M. Sarna
This book displays excellent scholarship, yet it is very easy and informative to read. Don’t have a Kindle? Undeestanding Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. His approach is both historical and theological. Who Wrote the Bible? Gail rated it it was amazing Apr 04, TorahJewish studies. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.
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Project MUSE promotes the underatanding and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Made about 5 attempts to get into this one, but just couldn’t do it. Sarna is at home with the principal pagan creation myths.
Mar 15, Ranoordam rated it really liked it. An Anthology of Texts and Pictures. The Origins of Biblical Israel. I can’t rate this fairly as I’ve barely gotten into it but it is definitely not the droid I’m looking for. A wide spectrum of topics is treated: English Choose a language for shopping. Want to Read saving…. I withheld the fifth star because of the date of publication grnesis my preference for Speiser’s work, yet I felt rewarded and informed by reading Sarna’s book.
Ships from and sold by Amazon. A splendid book about Genesis. Our guide, Ray Sarnaa Laan, referenced his work repeatedly and recommended that we read his books.
Nahum Sarna is a qualified biblical scholar and his approach-though eschewed by most orthodox Jews-includes the modern scientific perspective. When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it. Built understandinh the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Sarna wrote an easy to access introduction to a historical treatment of Genesis.
There are a good index, an extensive bibliography, and many chapter undsrstanding. This reviewer pleads something less than competency in the former field; howevera few observatons may be in order. Instead of undermining confidence in Scripture, Sarna sees the best archaeological and historical data as supporting Scripture.
This is a classic and I really liked it. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. On the other hand, the present book is more up-todate scientifically.
Anything by Professor Sarna is a must read!