The Harlot by the Side of the Road: Forbidden Tales of the Bible

By: Jonathan Kirsch

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Ballantine Books. New. Ballantine Books, Paperback, 1998, Book Condition: New; small remainder mark. "The stories you are about to read are some of the most violent and sexually explicit in all of Western literature. They are tales of human passion in all of its infinite variety: adultery, seduction, incest, rape, mutilation, assassination, torture, sacrifice, and murder. . . ." Sex. Violence. Scandal. These are words we rarely associate with the sacred text of the Bible. Yet in this brilliant book, Jonathan Kirsch recounts shocking tales that have been suppressed by religious authorities throughout history. Kirsch places each story within the political and social context of its time, delves into the latest biblical scholarship to explain why each one was originally censored, and shows how these ancient narratives hold valuable lessons for all of us. . 1998. TRADE PAPERBACK.

Title: The Harlot by the Side of the Road: Forbidden Tales of the Bible

Author Name: Jonathan Kirsch

Categories: Religion,

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1998

ISBN Number: 0345418824

ISBN Number 13: 9780345418821

Binding: TRADE PAPERBACK

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 9780345418821