The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels

The Gifts of the Jews reveals the critical change that made western civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life was seen as part of an endless cycle of birth and death; time was like a wheel, spinning ceaselessly. Yet somehow, the ancient Jews began to see ti...

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Main Author: Cahill, Thomas.
Corporate Author: Mazal Holocaust Collection
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Nan A. Talese, ©1
Edition:1st ed.
Series:Cahill, Thomas. Hinges of history ; v
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : the Jews are it
  • The temple in the moonlight : the primeval religious experience
  • The journey in the dark: the unaccountable innovation
  • Egypt : from slavery to freedom
  • Sinai : from death to life
  • Canaan : from tribe to nation
  • Babylon : from many to one
  • From then till now : the Jews are still it
  • Notes and sources
  • The books of the Hebrew bible
  • Chronology
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index of Biblical citations
  • General in