A Jewish Book Club! with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

Our next book is Who Wrote the Bible? by Professor Richard Elliott Friedman..


If you’ve ever wondered about the different versions of the same stories, the different points of view, the different narrative voices in the Hebrew Bible, this is one of the best books to read. Prof. Friedman uses history and archeological evidence as well as linguistic analysis to uncover the identity of Biblical authors, when they lived, and why they made the choices they did. The book is clear and straightforward; you don’t have to be a scholar to understand it. Prof. Friedman unfolds the answers for us like a mystery writer does. Please join the discussion!

For March 30, read the Preface, Introduction, and Chapters 1-4 (100 pages).