Adult SRP Reviews 2014
The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture by Yoram Hazony
I love books about philosophy, and about religion, so this book on a philosophical look at the Hebrew scriptures just about blew my mind. Hazony thinks that we've been too quick to dismiss the scriptures as "just revelation" (indeed, we may not even understand what that might have meant for whoever wrote/compiled the texts). Using careful analysis and considering the stories of the Israel as commenting on each other, Hazony teases out a coherent outlook on the meaning of truth and morality, and it turns out to have more in common with early Greek philosophy than with mindless obedience or belief. Highly, highly recommended!...
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