Cart
Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
Over 7 million books in stock
We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
Abraham By David Rosenberg

Abraham by David Rosenberg

Condition - Very Good
$17.19
Only 2 left

Summary

Provides history of the patriarch, while revealing that the original story embedded in the Bible is actually our oldest historical biography. This work also shows that the wandering ascetic of tradition cannot explain our deep-seated feelings for Abraham and his God.

Abraham Summary

Abraham: The First Historical Biography by David Rosenberg

From the co-author of the bestselling "The Book of J", this is the first modern history of the Biblical Abraham and his world. The world's major religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - find a common root in one man: Abraham. Yet Abraham looms so large in the realm of world religions that he has remained a ward of the Divine rather than a flesh-and-blood citizen of Humanity. In his monumental new book, David Rosenberg provides a long-overdue history of the patriarch, while revealing that the original story embedded in the Bible is actually our oldest historical biography. We also discover that the wandering ascetic of tradition cannot explain our deep-seated feelings for Abraham and his God. The road that Abraham travelled was marked by signs of civilization that we still recognise: libraries, museums, hotels and houses of worship. He is a sophisticated, educated Sumerian; an artisan who became the first Jew. Moreover, through Rosenberg's audacious translation of the Abraham story from Genesis, we learn that many of the core tenets of the monotheistic tradition - the idea of God's covenant and the soul - are Sumerian in origin. Rosenberg first finds Abraham at his father's workshop in the cosmopolitan city of ancient Ur and follows his journey through what is today the Middle East. What kind of baggage - emotional, material and spiritual - would Abraham have taken with him on his migration to a new land? Abraham does more than present a founding spiritual father and his dynamic relationships with father, wife and son. We witness this man as he transforms his heritage into an anxious embrace of religion with secular culture - the human condition in which we are still enfolded today.

Abraham Reviews

"... (T) hrilling...What Rosenberg does best is to show not only the distance between the biblical authors and the events they describe, but also the closeness. He looks at why they needed to create these tales in the way they did, and why we still need them now." Daily Telegraph"

About David Rosenberg

David Rosenberg is a poet, essayist and critic. He is the former editor of the Jewish publication, Society, and was Harold Bloom's co-author for The Book of J. Rosenberg's other writings include A Poet's Bible, Congregation and The Lost Book of Paradise. He lives at the border between Miami and the Everglades in Florida.

Additional information

GOR005697092
9780465070954
0465070957
Abraham: The First Historical Biography by David Rosenberg
Used - Very Good
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
2007-04-05
368
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Abraham