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As he did so brilliantly in his bestselling booklet, jewish literacy,Joseph Teluslikin once more mines a subject matter of, Jewish historical past and faith so richly that his booklet turns into an inspiring spouse and a basic reference. In Biblical Lileracy, Telushkin turns his cognizance to the Hebrew Bible (also often called the outdated Testament), the main iniluential sequence of books in human heritage. besides the 10 Commandments, the Bible's most famed rfile, no piece of laws ever enacted has inspired human habit up to the biblical injunction to "Love your neighbor as yourself." No political tract has stimulated humans in such a lot of various societies to struggle for political freedom because the Exodus tale of God's liberation of the Israelite slaves--which indicates that God intends that, eventually, humans be free.

The Bible's effect, in spite of the fact that, has conveyed as a lot via its narratives as its legislation. Its undying and relocating stories concerning the human and man's courting to God have lengthy formed Jewish and Christian notions of morality, and proceed to stir the sense of right and wrong and mind's eye of believers and skeptics alike.

There is a universality in biblical stories:

The homicide of Abel via his brother Cain is a profound tragedy of sibling jealousy and relatives love long past awry (see pages 11-14).

Abraham',s problem to God to save lots of the lives of the evil humans of Sodom is a fierce drama of guy in war of words with God, suggesting the human correct to deal with the Almighty whilst it really is feared he's performing unjustly (see pages 32-34).

Jacob's, deception of his blind father, Isaac increases the undying query: Do the ends justify the skill whilst the destiny of the realm is at stake (see pages 46-55).

Encyclopedia in scope, yet dynamic and unique in its observations and association, Biblical Lileracy makes to be had in a single quantity the Bible's undying tales of affection, deceit, and the human situation; its most vital legislation and ideas; and an annotated directory of all 613 legislation of the Torah for either layman undefined, there is not any different reference paintings or interpretation of the Bible really like this beautiful volume.

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