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Sacred Enigmas: Literary Religion in the Hebrew Bible Stephen Geller

Sacred Enigmas: Literary Religion in the Hebrew Bible

Stephen Geller

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ISBN : 9780415127714
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232 pages
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This volume assesses the religious and intellectual significance of the Hebrew bible both as a document of its time and as an important step in the development of thought. It presents the major aspects of biblical religion through detailed literaryMoreThis volume assesses the religious and intellectual significance of the Hebrew bible both as a document of its time and as an important step in the development of thought. It presents the major aspects of biblical religion through detailed literary analyses of key texts, presented in English translation to make them accessible to the general reader as well as scholars. Each of the central traditions of biblical religion is examined, as well as a number of important themes, like the roles of mystery and sexuality. At the same time, the cultural and social background is explained and described, placing the ideas uncovered in a specific temporal and cultural setting.