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An edition of Moses: A Life (1998)

Moses

A Life

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An edition of Moses: A Life (1998)

Moses

A Life

1st ed edition
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Publisher
Ballantine Books
Language
English
Pages
415

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Lawgiver and liberator. Seer and prophet. The only human permitted to converse with God "face-to-face." Moses is the most commanding presence in the Old Testament. Yet as Jonathan Kirsch shows in this brilliant, stunningly original volume, Moses was also an enigmatic and mysterious figure--at once a good shepherd and a ruthless warrior, a spiritual leader and a magician, a lawgiver who broke his own laws, God's chosen friend and hounded victim. Now, in Moses: A Life, Kirsch accomplishes the wondrous feat of revealing the real Moses, a strikingly modern figure who steps out from behind the facade of Sunday school lessons and movie matinees.Drawing on the biblical text and a treasury of both scholarship and storytelling, Kirsch examines all that is known and all that has been imagined of Moses. In these vivid pages, we see the marvels and mysteries of Moses's life in a new light--his rescue in infancy and adoption by an Egyptian princess; his reluctant assumption of the role of liberator; his struggles to wrest his people from the pharaoh's dominion; his desperate vigil on Mount Sinai. Here too is the darker, more ominous Moses--the sorcerer, the husband of a pagan woman, the military commander who cold-bloodedly ordered the slaying of innocent people; the beloved of God whom God sought twice to murder.Jonathan Kirsch brings both prodigious knowledge and a keen imagination to one of the most compelling stories of the Bible, and the results are fascinating. A figure of mystery, passion, and contradiction, Moses emerges from this book very much a hero for our time.From the Hardcover edition.

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Moses
2009, Random House Publishing Group
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Moses: A Life
August 2001, Book Sales
Paperback in English
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Moses: A Life
December 1999, Audio Literature
Audio cassette in English - Abridged edition
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Moses: A Life
November 2, 1999, Ballantine Books
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Moses: A Life
November 1998, Audio Literature
Audio Cassette in English - Abridged edition
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Moses
1998, Ballantine Books
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Moses : A Life
October 13, 1998, Ballantine Books
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Moses: a life
1998, Ballantine Books
in English - 1st ed.

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First Sentence

"The Bible is remarkably blunt and plainspoken in telling the life story of Moses."

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
415
Dimensions
9.8 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
Weight
1.7 pounds

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Open Library
OL9419636M
Internet Archive
moseslife00kirs
ISBN 10
0345412699
ISBN 13
9780345412690
Library Thing
148698
Goodreads
1969569

First Sentence

"The Bible is remarkably blunt and plainspoken in telling the life story of Moses."

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