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The Resource The Exodus : how it happened and why it matters, Richard Elliott Friedman

The Exodus : how it happened and why it matters, Richard Elliott Friedman

Label
The Exodus : how it happened and why it matters
Title
The Exodus
Title remainder
how it happened and why it matters
Statement of responsibility
Richard Elliott Friedman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Biblical scholars, Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, literary scholars, anthropologists, and filmmakers are drawn to the mystery of the exodus. Unable to find physical evidence until now, many archaeologists and scholars claim this mass migration is just a story, not history. Others oppose this conclusion, defending the biblical account. Like a detective on an intricate case no one has yet solved, pioneering Bible scholar and bestselling author of Who Wrote the Bible? Richard Elliott Friedman cuts through the noise-the serious studies and the wild theories-merging new findings with new insight. From a spectrum of disciplines, state-of-the-art archaeological breakthroughs, and fresh discoveries within scripture, he brings real evidence of a historical basis for the exodus-the history behind the story. The biblical account of millions fleeing Egypt may be an exaggeration, but the exodus itself is not a myth. Friedman does not stop there. Known for his ability to make Bible scholarship accessible to readers, Friedman proceeds to reveal how much is at stake when we explore the historicity of the exodus. The implications, he writes, are monumental. We learn that it became the starting point of the formation of monotheism, the defining concept of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Moreover, we learn that it precipitated the foundational ethic of loving one's neighbors-including strangers-as oneself. He concludes, the actual exodus was the cradle of global values of compassion and equal rights today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Friedman, Richard Elliott
Dewey number
222/.12095
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1199.E93
LC item number
F75 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Exodus, The
  • Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Biblical event)
  • Jews
  • Exodus, The
  • Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Biblical event)
  • Jews
Label
The Exodus : how it happened and why it matters, Richard Elliott Friedman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History recaptured -- The mystery of Egypt -- The mystery of Israel -- The mystery of Midian -- The mysteries of Babylon -- The mystery of Judah -- Appendix A: From Egypt to Midian -- Appendix B: The story according to each of the main sources of the Pentateuch
Control code
ocn984743224
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 282 pages
Isbn
9780062565242
Lccn
2017019589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o984743224
  • (OCoLC)984743224
Label
The Exodus : how it happened and why it matters, Richard Elliott Friedman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History recaptured -- The mystery of Egypt -- The mystery of Israel -- The mystery of Midian -- The mysteries of Babylon -- The mystery of Judah -- Appendix A: From Egypt to Midian -- Appendix B: The story according to each of the main sources of the Pentateuch
Control code
ocn984743224
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 282 pages
Isbn
9780062565242
Lccn
2017019589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o984743224
  • (OCoLC)984743224

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