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Cover of: Joseph's Bones | Jerome M. Segal
About the Book

A bold and radical reinterpretation of the Old Testament. "Brilliant...Nothing quite like it has appeared in years." (Jack Miles, author of God: A Biography )Imagine if someone who had never heard of Judaism or Christianity read the Old Testament. How could the relationship between God and humanity possibly be understood? In Joseph's Bones, Segal approaches the Bible from this fresh perspective-one framed by the story of the Israelites' fidelity to Joseph-and finds something unexpected: an account of the human condition that reads like an existential novel about the struggle of mankind against the unpredictable and often unwarranted wrath of God. This is a rarity in Biblical interpretation-brilliant and rigorously argued, "a work of stunning originality."

4 editions First published in 2007

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Cover of: Joseph's Bones
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
Joseph's Bones
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Joseph's Bones
February 26, 2008, Riverhead Trade
Joseph's Bones
Paperback in English
Cover of: Joseph's bones
2007, Riverhead Books
Joseph's bones
in English
Cover of: Joseph's Bones
March 15, 2007, Riverhead Hardcover
Joseph's Bones
Hardcover in English


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