Jacob: Unexpected Patriarch

Yair Zakovitch (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$25.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
November 20, 2012
Pages
202
Dimensions
6.29 X 0.85 X 8.46 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300144260
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About the Author

Yair Zakovitch is Emeritus Father Takeji Otsuki Professor of Bible, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Professor of Jewish Peoplehood, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. He is author of numerous commentaries and monographs on the Hebrew Bible, and co-author (with Avigdor Shinan) of two Israeli bestsellers. He lives in Israel.

Reviews

"Zakovitch has provided us with a brilliant analytical biography utilizing traditional rabbinic sources, ancient Near Eastern literature, non-canonical biblical books, modern critical techniques, and incisive hermeneutical interpretation. The scholar will appreciate the nuances and the neophyte will be enthralled by new discoveries."--Wallace Greene, Jewish Book World--Wallace Greene "Jewish Book World "

"Zakovitch draws a colorful picture of the complex and enigmatic patriarch, whose story is essential for understanding the traditions of ancient Hebrews regarding their early days. This is an irreplaceable, must-read book for whoever is interested in the Hebrew Bible and the history of ancient Israel."--Israel Finkelstein, author of The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts--Israel Finkelstein
"An engaging analysis of one of the Bible's most complex figures."--Kirkus Reviews--Kirkus