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Author Rosenberg, David, 1943-

Title Abraham : the first historical biography / David Rosenberg.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, [2006]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  222.11 ROS    AVAILABLE
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Adult Non Fiction - FRPY-12  222.11 ABR    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  222.11092 ROS    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Biography - RIPG-6  B ABRAHAM    AVAILABLE
 Rockford University Stacks - RKC-ILDS  BS580.A3 R634 2006    AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 342 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-321) and index.
Contents The history of Abraham -- Out of Sumer -- The original audience in Jerusalem -- What will history be now? -- A portable culture -- The meaning of journeys -- The call -- The education of Abraham -- Contracts -- The journey -- Promised Land -- The witness -- The cosmic theater in Ur and Harran -- Arranging a child -- The court of the world -- Acting out the drama -- The survivors -- The influence of the writing prophets -- Inheritance and the threat of extinction -- Death and burial.
Language Includes author's English translation of Hebrew texts from the book of Genesis about Abraham.
Subject Abraham (Biblical patriarch)
Bible. Genesis XI-XXV, 11 -- History of Biblical events.
Patriarchs (Bible) -- Biography.
Middle Eastern literature -- Relation to the Old Testament.
J document (Biblical criticism)
E document (Biblical criticism)
Sumer -- Religion.
ISBN 0465070949 hardcover alkaline paper
Standard No. 9780465070947

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