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The Religion of Israel: A Short History [Paperback]

By William J. Doorly (Author)
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"The Religion of Israel" demonstrates how the whole religious dimension of Israel came into existence.

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There are two lsraels. One Israel was theological, legendary, and mythological. This was (and is) the Israel of the Bible. The other Israel is the Israel which produced the Bible. How and why should we distinguish between the two? This is the subject of William J. Doorly's provocative new work.

Using literary analysis, the author presents the history of religious practices in chronological order, beginning with the emergence of Israel in the Highlands of Canaan (late 13th century B.C.E.) and continuing into the exile. Using the Hebrew Bible as a primary source, he identifies idealized concepts concerning Israel's past and corrects them for the purpose of obtaining a true historical perspective. Readers will come to understand that the foundations of both Judaism and Christianity emerged as a reaction to popular and official forms of Canaanite religious practice which have passed away.

Comprehensive in scope, accessible in style as well as informative and valuable to those without a knowledge of Hebrew, this outstanding work will appeal to general readers, Bible scholars, students and religious professionals, who will find that it helps them read the Hebrew Bible more effectively and intelligently.

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Studio: Paulist Press
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.94" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.64"
Weight:   0.74 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 1997
Publisher   Paulist Press
Edition  New  
ISBN  0809137054  
ISBN13  9780809137053  

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1Books > Subjects > History > Jewish > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Jewish
3Books > Subjects > History > Middle East > Israel
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Bible & Other Sacred Texts > Bible > Old Testament
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
7Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Judaism > General
8Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Judaism > History of Religion

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Eye-opening!  Apr 24, 2009
The information in this book is remarkable. It has given me a much deeper and more thorough understanding of the "old testament". I knew before reading that it wasn't history in the sense we have it today, that it was handed down orally, and not written until around the middle of the 1st century BC. I failed to appreciate that it was "religious history", composed for the purpose of justifying not only a certain viewpoint but certain regimes.
An excellent, easy read!

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