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Isaac Asimov’s Guide To The Bible

08 Jan

“That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible does not.” THOMAS PAINE

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By Alex P. Vidal

NEW YORK CITY — This is one of a kind book about the Holy Bible.
Written by a biochemist from the University of Boston, the book supports critical thinking, and the author did not take his analysis as gospel anymore than the Hebrew and Greek scriptures.
Because he was a Jew, Isaac Asimov’s (born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov) commentaries and observations of the bible are from a Jewish point of view, modified by his science fiction background and thinking.
KING JAMES
Asimov brings us through the books of the Bible in King James Version order, explaining the historical and geographical setting of each one and the political and historical influences that affected it.
He went further as providing biographical information about the main characters. In essence Asimov seems to consider the bible as one of the most important history books ever written, and treats it as such.
What is so extraordinary about the book is it is just purely information and no commentary. If we want to know what’s really going on as well as what’s happened before this book to the Old and New Testament includes biblical verse, footnotes, references and subject indexes.
We should not miss this book.

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Posted by on January 8, 2016 in HISTORY, RELIGION

 

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