The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture
September 7, 2012
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store welcomes founder of the Shalem Center in Jerusalem YORAM HAZONY for a discussion of his new book, The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture.
What if the Hebrew Bible wasn't meant to be read as "revelation"? What if it's not really about miracles or the afterlife - but about how to lead our lives in this world?
The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture proposes a new framework for reading the Bible. It shows how biblical authors used narrative and prophetic oratory to advance universal arguments about ethics, political philosophy, and metaphysics. It offers bold new studies of biblical narratives and prophetic poetry, transforming forever our understanding of what the stories of Abel, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and David, and the speeches of Isaiah and Jeremiah, were meant to teach.
"A deep and lucid investigation of the connections between the two chief strands of our intellectual history. A great achievement." —Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology and the author of The Better Angels of our Nature
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