Richard Elliott Friedman speaks about his new book after conversation with Jodi Magness, Amy Jill Levine, and a representative from HarperOne.
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In 1968, Friedman received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami.
Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, USA
Friedman received an MHL from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1971.
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Friedman received a ThM from Harvard University in Hebrew Bible in 1974 and ThD in Hebrew Bible and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in 1978.
(In this seminal work the questions of conception, techniq...)
In this seminal work the questions of conception, technique, and audience, treating both the Bible's authors and editors, are raised.
(The contemporary classic the New York Times Book Review c...)
The contemporary classic the New York Times Book Review called “a thought-provoking and perceptive guide,” Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard E. Friedman is a fascinating, intellectual, yet highly readable analysis and investigation into the authorship of the Old Testament.
(Friedman probes a chain of mysteries that concern the pre...)
Friedman probes a chain of mysteries that concern the presence or absence of God, including the connection between Nietzsche and Dostoevsky who each independently developed the idea of the death of God.
(Bestselling author Richard Elliott Friedman, whose Who Wr...)
Bestselling author Richard Elliott Friedman, whose Who Wrote the Bible? was an intriguing took at the origins of the Bible, takes on another momentous theme for the third millennium "to point the way toward a possible final reconciliation of science and religion and to provide the basis for a new moral code acceptable to believers and nonbelievers alike".
In 1968, Friedman received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami, then he received an MHL from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1971, and from Harvard University he got a ThM in Hebrew Bible in 1974 and a ThD in Hebrew Bible and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in 1978.
Friedman was the Katzin Professor of Jewish Civilization: Hebrew Bible; Near Eastern Languages and Literature at the University of California, San Diego, from 1994 until 2006. Nowadays he is the Ann & Jay Davis Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Georgia and the Katzin Professor of Jewish Civilization Emeritus of the University of California, San Diego.
Friedman was also a visiting fellow at Oxford and Cambridge, a Senior Fellow of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Haifa.
He is the author of Commentary on the Torah, The Disappearance of God, The Hidden Book in the Bible, The Bible with Sources Revealed, The Bible Now, The Exile and Biblical Narrative, the bestselling Who Wrote the Bible?, and his newest book, The Exodus.
Friedman worked as a consultant for the Dreamworks film "The Prince of Egypt," for Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers, and for NBC, A&E, PBS, and Nova.
(Bestselling author Richard Elliott Friedman, whose Who Wr...)1997
(Friedman probes a chain of mysteries that concern the pre...)1995
(The contemporary classic the New York Times Book Review c...)1987
(In this seminal work the questions of conception, techniq...)1981
Richard Elliot Friedman’s works represent a robust collection of careful investigation, detailed analysis of Hebrew Bible and rich biblical archaeology. Each book is written with clarity and engaging style, turning a potentially dry scholarly inquiry into a lively and at times inspiring read.
Friedman was an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow and was elected to membership into The Biblical Colloquium.