Item description for A Rabbi Reads The Bible (SCM Classics) by Jonathan Magonet...
Overview Since its first appearance in 1991, under the title A Rabbi's Bible, Jonathan Magonet's introduction to the Jewish reading of Scripture has proved immensely popular, with Dutch and German editions. The informal style and wit open a wide range of scholarly issues to the general and specialist reader, and encourage a journey of discovery into unfamiliar traditional and modern Jewish approaches to the text of the Bible. For this new addition, Rabbi Magonet has added two new chapters, on the Biblical context of 'You shall love your neighbour as yourself', and the inner logic of the Ten Commandments. Another humorous, yet challenging, sermon from the Annual Jewish-Christian Bible Week in Bendorf, adds a further example of creative reading with contemporary overtones. An updated suggested reading list adds to the value of this stimulating book.
Publishers Description Rabbi Magonet's love of the Hebrew Bible developed whilst studying to be a Rabbi. Studying the Bible became a source of comfort, challenge and religious growth, without sacrificing the importance of the scientific approaches of study. This book opens up the Bible so that all readers will find their perspective and understanding changed.
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Studio: SCM Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 5, 2000
Publisher SCM Press
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
Series SCM Classics
ISBN 033402952X ISBN13 9780334029526
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More About Jonathan Magonet
Rabbi Jonathan Magonet, PhD, is emeritus professor of Bible at Leo Baeck College in London, where he was principal (president) from 1985 to 2005. He is coeditor of three volumes of Forms of Prayer (the prayer books of the British Movement for Reform Judaism) and editor of the eighth edition of Daily, Sabbath and Occasional Prayers. He contributed to May God Remember: Memory and Memorializing in Judaism Yizkor, Who by Fire, Who by Water Un'taneh Tokef, All These Vows Kol Nidre, and We Have Sinned: Sin and Confession in Judaism Ashamnu and Al Chet (all Jewish Lights).
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great resource Sep 17, 2007
This is a hard to find book so I was happy to find it and receive so easily from Amazaon. The book is a great resource on beginning Old Testament studies from the respectful perspective of a Jewish rabbi. The book is a series of essays on specific topics from images of God to the Fall in the Garden. A great book for religious studies.