Daniel J. Silver Story Of Scripture,

ISBN 13: 9780465082056

Story Of Scripture,

3.5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780465082056: Story Of Scripture,
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Challenges the conviction that scripture is a sacred text with which one should not tamper, and argues that the most creative eras of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam occurred before written scriptures were developed

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Library Journal:

Silver, author of several works on the history of Judaism, has here written a controversial but interesting and lucid analysis of the development of scripture in Judaism. Pointing out that the truly creative period in each of the major Western religions was in its pre-written scripture period, he argues that "some scriptural material is neither high minded nor significant." Silver analyzes the emergence of scripture in relation to the spread of literate society and describes the importance of the development of the alphabet to this phenomenon. Using archaeology and the history of culture and civilization to buttress his views, he examines the differences between the first scripture, the Bible, and the second, the Talmud--also showing how the scriptures of both Christianity and Islam developed similarly. Recommended to libraries with an interest in Jewish studies and comparative religion.
- Maurice S. Tuchman, Hebrew Coll . Lib . , Brookline, Mass.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Daniel J. Silver
Published by Basic Books (1990)
ISBN 10: 046508205X ISBN 13: 9780465082056
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Basic Books, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX046508205X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Daniel J. Silver
Published by Basic Books (1990)
ISBN 10: 046508205X ISBN 13: 9780465082056
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Basic Books, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M046508205X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Silver, Daniel J.
ISBN 10: 046508205X ISBN 13: 9780465082056
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
D2D Books
(Berkshire, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition.. Basic Books, New York, 1990. Hardback with DJ 6" x 9" 302pp. First edition gilt titles to purple spine on orange cloth, although very light tan spots to extremties only but this is A BRAND NEW BOOK UNUSED. Full refund if not satisfied. 24 hour despatch. If not pictured in this listing, a scan of the actual book is available on request Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # nf3827

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds