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Author Rosenberg, David, 1943-

Title Abraham : the first historical biography / David Rosenberg.

Imprint New York : Basic Books, ©2006.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  222.11 A159R    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  222.1109 ROSENBERG    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 342 pages ; 25 cm
Language Includes author's English translation of Hebrew texts from the book of Genesis about Abraham.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-321) and index.
Contents The history of Abraham -- Out of Sumer -- The original audience in Jerusalem -- What will history be now? -- A portable culture -- The meaning of journeys -- The call -- The education of Abraham -- Contracts -- The journey -- Promised Land -- The witness -- The cosmic theater in Ur and Harran -- Arranging a child -- The court of the world -- Acting out the drama -- The survivors -- The influence of the writing prophets -- Inheritance and the threat of extinction -- Death and burial.
Summary Draws on Judaic, Christian, and Islamic writings to chronicle the life of Abraham, who forms the common root of the three religions, and reveals that the Bible story of Abraham is actually the oldest historical biography.
Subject Abraham (Biblical patriarch)
Bible. Genesis, XI-XXV, 11 -- History of Biblical events.
Bible., O.T., Genesis XI-XXV, 11 - History of Biblical events.
Abraham Biblische Person (DE-588)118500201
Abraham (patriarche biblique) -- Biographies.
Abraham (Biblical patriarch) (OCoLC)fst00037599
Patriarchs (Bible) -- Biography.
Sumer -- Religion.
Middle Eastern literature -- Relation to the Old Testament.
J document (Biblical criticism)
E document (Biblical criticism)
Genesis (bijbelboek)
E document (Biblical criticism) (OCoLC)fst00900427
History of Biblical events. (OCoLC)fst01865053
J document (Biblical criticism) (OCoLC)fst00980942
Middle Eastern literature -- Relation to the Old Testament. (OCoLC)fst01020343
Patriarchs (Bible) (OCoLC)fst01055070
Religion. (OCoLC)fst01093763
Middle East -- Sumer. (OCoLC)fst01254224
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 0465070949 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780465070947 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0465070957 (pbk.)
9780465070954 (pbk.)
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