The Bible Now

The Bible Now For millennia people have used the Bible as a touchstone on important social and political questions and rightly so But many use the Bible simply as a weapon to wield against opponents in a variety
  • Title: The Bible Now
  • Author: Richard Elliott Friedman Shawna Dolansky
  • ISBN: 9780195311631
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Bible Now
    For millennia, people have used the Bible as a touchstone on important social and political questions, and rightly so But many use the Bible simply as a weapon to wield against opponents in a variety of debates without knowing what the Bible actually says about the issue in question In The Bible Now, two respected biblical scholars, Richard Elliott Friedman and Shawna DFor millennia, people have used the Bible as a touchstone on important social and political questions, and rightly so But many use the Bible simply as a weapon to wield against opponents in a variety of debates without knowing what the Bible actually says about the issue in question In The Bible Now, two respected biblical scholars, Richard Elliott Friedman and Shawna Dolansky, tell us carefully what the Hebrew Bible says or does not say about a wide range of issues including homosexuality, abortion, women s status, capital punishment, and the environment In fascinating passages that shed new light on some of today s most passionate disputes, the authors reveal how the Bible is frequently misunderstood, misquoted, mistranslated, and misused For instance, those who quote the Bible in condemning homosexuality often cite the story of Sodom, and those who favor homosexuality point to David s lament over the death of Jonathan But as the authors show, neither passage is clearly about homosexuality, and these texts do not offer solid footing on which to make an argument Readers learn that female homosexuality is not prohibited only male homosexuality And on the subject of abortion, the Bible is practically silent, with one extraordinary exception The Bible has inspired people to do great good but has also been used by people to do great harm, so it is vitally important for us to pay attention to it and to get it right The Bible Now shows us how we can and cannot use this ancient source of wisdom to address our most current and pressing issues.
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  • Richard Elliott Friedman Shawna Dolansky

    RICHARD ELLIOTT FRIEDMAN is one of the premier bible scholars in the country He earned his doctorate at Harvard and was a visiting fellow at Oxford and Cambridge, a Senior Fellow of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Haifa He is the Ann Jay Davis Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Georgia and the Katzin Professor of Jewish Civilization Emeritus of the University of California, San Diego He is the author of Commentary on the Torah, The Disappearance of God, The Hidden Book in the Bible, The Bible with Sources Revealed, The Bible Now, The Exile and Biblical Narrative, the bestselling Who Wrote the Bible , and his newest book, The Exodus He was an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow and was elected to membership in The Biblical Colloquium His books have been translated into Hebrew, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Polish, Hungarian, Dutch, Portuguese, Czech, Turkish, Korean, and French He was a consultant for the Dreamworks film The Prince of Egypt, for Alice Hoffman s The Dovekeepers, and for NBC, AE, PBS, and Nova.

  • 845 Comments

  • This book is about the Hebrew Bible Old Testament There was an reviewer who was irate because, having bought it, he realized it was only the OT, but that is Richard Elliott Friedman s specialty I learned a few years ago that that s the correct designation according to some bible scholars Hebrew Bible is Bible, and NT is NT Learned that from F E Peters in The Voice, The Word, The Books Bible scholars, that is, as opposed to theologians Theoretically, bible scholars study to find meaning and let t [...]


  • A very interesting, concise look at the teaching of the Bible about today s hot button topics Homosexuality, abortion, status of women, capital punishment, and the environment While you may feel you know and understand the Bible on many, if not all of these topics, Friedman and Dolansky will bring you new enlightenment and understanding, and change the way you see these topics.


  • Not neccesarily a read for a popular audience, but I have always been interested in studying religion and specifically the Bible, so this wasn t an issue for me.Very thought provoking and complete without being too overwhelming of a work I thought it was a good cross section of key topics in Bible studies Would be interested in reading from Friedman.


  • Although I would have appreciated a bibliography, I found the books must read for those looking for biblical background for their positions Very balanced and, though a bit disappointed that several of the controversial topics could not be backed up one way or the other w biblical references Fascinating.


  • The Bible Now is informative, balanced, discussions starting, and entertaining The book leads the reader to delve deeper into all of the chosen issues It s authors search not only the original Hebrew words, but the surrounding civilizations and the distinctive Hebrew culture at the time the words were written to help interpret what the Bible has to say on the various issues.


  • THERE AREN T MANY theological issues that could unite the ultra Orthodox group Agudath Israel, the Catholic Church, and the International Communion of Evangelical Churches, but gay marriage is one of them Read


  • This was a great read for a class I took with Dr Friedman on the Old Testament I highly recommend it to anyone, especially those who regard the hot button issues addressed in the book as matters settled in the Bible It will make you think twice


  • For an excellent discussion about what the Hebrew Bible really has to say about homosexuality and abortion find a copy of 1CThe Bible Now 1D by Richard Elliott Friedman randy scofield


  • Very we ll written and does exactly what it promises what the bible says and, especially, does not say about homosexuality, abortion, capital punishment, the status of women, and the environment.


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