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The finest introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures available anywhere is at your fingertips in The Meaning of the Bible. Preeminent biblical scholars Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine deliver the fullest introduction to the Old Testament also known as the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible ever, offering a wealth of highly readable historical background and social context, plus an examination of the meaning and aesthetic value of the sacred literature at the heart of Judaism and Christianity. John Shelby Spong, author of Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World writes, Amy-Jill Levine and Douglas A. Knight have combined to write a book on the Bible that is as academically brilliant as it is marvelously entertaining. By placing our scriptures into their original Jewish context they have opened up startling and profound new insights. This is a terrific book.

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DOUGLAS A. KNIGHT is Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible and professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University. Recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Program, he has been visiting professor or scholar at universities in Jerusalem, Kyoto, Hong Kong, and Tübingen. Former director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture, Knight lectures worldwide and is the author and editor of numerous books, such as the series Library of Ancient Israel, including Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel, and Rediscovering the Traditions of Israel. AMY-JILL LEVINE is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University and affiliate faculty at the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations in Cambridge, UK. Awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies, Levine, an internationally sought lecturer, has authored and edited numerous books, including the highly acclaimed The Misunderstood Jew. She has also recorded Introduction to the Old Testament for the Teaching Company.

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