Entering the Biblical Text

Exploring Jewish Values in the Torah

By Ronald Isaacs

Format: Hardcover



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The Bible is the oldest and most widely read book in civilization. This new volume by Rabbi Ron Isaacs provides an exciting pathway for students to enter into the biblical text and explore contemporary issues and problems that are manifested in twelve challenging Bible stories. Each chapter includes the text of the Bible story, the problems that are raised in the story, a selection of ancient and contemporary Bible commentary, and questions that will require students to re-read the story and use the commentaries in search of the answers. The Bible stories in this volume are stimulating, challenging and intriguing tales that are certain to delight the reader. Answering the questions and doing the exercises will enable students to acquire a deeper understanding of the biblical story and a rich appreciation of its message.