Beginnings

Beginnings

Reflections on Firsts in the Bible

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The bestselling and prize-winning Israeli author Meir Shalev describes the many "firsts" of the Bible - the first love and the first death, to the first laugh and the first dream - providing a fresh, secular and surprising look at the stories we think we know.
 
The first kiss in the Bible is not a kiss of love. The first love in the Bible is not the love of a man and a woman. The first hatred in the Bible is the hatred of a man toward his wife. The first laugh in the Bible is also the last. In Beginnings , Meir Shalev reintroduces us to the heroes and heroines of the Old Testament, exploring these and many more of the Bible's unexpected "firsts." Combining penetrating wit, deep empathy, and impressive knowledge of the Bible, he probes each episode to uncover nuances and implications that a lesser writer would overlook, and his nontraditional, nonreligious interpretations of the famous stories of the Bible take them beyond platitudes and assumptions to the love, fear, tragedy, and inspiration at their heart. Literary, inquisitive, and honest, Shalev makes these stories come alive in all their complicated beauty, and though these stories are ancient, their resonance remains intensely contemporary.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday Religion, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307717184
Branch Call Number: 221.6 SHA 2011 22
Characteristics: viii, 295 p
Additional Contributors: Schoffman, Stuart

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