Between the Lines of the Bible: Genesis

Recapturing the Full Meaning of the Biblical Text

By Yitzchak Etshalom

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 300

ISBN: 978-965-524-200-3

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REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION The study of Tanakh has always been a staple of Jewish life. The new windows which have opened up in the last century into the rooms of academia—anthropology, archeology, philology, and literary analysis, to name a few—have given new perspectives to traditional study with greater depth and insight. In this rich volume, Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom presents 26 essays on the book of Genesis that demonstrate the methodology through which traditional study meets academic rigor, and new insights into the meaning of the text and its import come to light. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom was educated at Yeshivot Kerem B’Yavneh, RIETS/Yeshiva University and Har Etzion, after which he received rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Jerusalem. While completing his M.Ed. at Loyola Marymount University, Etshalom began his career as an educator and a leading teacher of Tanakh in North America. Rabbi Etshalom resides in Southern California with his wife and five children, where he teaches adults, high school students, and many of all ages via the Internet. PRAISE FOR "BETWEEN THE LINES OF THE BIBLE, GENESIS" “[The] lucid presentation of the methodology and premises that represent the backbone of the New School of Orthodox Bible Commentary is particularly meaningful to us at Yeshiva University. . . . This represents the best of Torah Umadda.” —Richard M. Joel, president, Yeshiva University “A significant and handsomely produced contribution to biblical studies.” —Professor Sid Z. Leiman "...the author takes a superbly sophisticated approach to delving into the complexities of the weekly parsha. I am proud that OU Press is a co-publisher of this impressive work and greatly look forward to using this book in my own studies and teachings." —Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President, the Orthodox Union