A Dádiva dos Judeus Thomas Cahill

ISBN: 9788573022322

Published: 1998


305 pages


A Dádiva dos Judeus  by  Thomas Cahill

A Dádiva dos Judeus by Thomas Cahill
1998 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 305 pages | ISBN: 9788573022322 | 3.35 Mb

Thomas Cahill, author of the bestselling How the Irish Saved Civilization, continues his Hinges of History series with The Gifts of the Jews, a light-handed, popular account of ancient Jewish culture, the culture of the Bible. The book is written from a decidedly modern point of view. Cahill notes, for instance, that Abraham moved the Jews from Ur to the land of Canaan to improve their prospects, and that the leering inhabitants of Sodom surrounded Lots lodging like the ghouls in Night of the Living Dead.

The Gifts of the Jews nonetheless encourages us to see the Old Testament through ancient eyes--to see its characters not as our contemporaries but as those of Gilgamesh and Amenhotep. Cahill also lingers on often-overlooked books of the Bible, such as Ruth, to discuss changes in ancient sensibility. The result is a fine, speculative, eminently readable work of history.

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