Making the case for the Bible

By Simon Rocker
October 11, 2012

It’s back to Bereshit this week as the Torah reading cycle begins anew. While the stories may be familiar, what has kept them fresh is the belief that there are always new insights to be gleaned.

And as a source of new thinking, Israeli author Yoram Hazony’s book The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture comes highly recommended. “A paradigm-shifting work of immense significance,” says Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks.

Hazony argues that the Tanach has been wrongly omitted from the Western philosophical tradition of inquiry into ethics and understanding the human condition.

There is still time to book a seat at a discussion between Hazony and the Chief Rabbi about the book at the Natural History Museum in London on October. You can register here.

You can watch a preview presentation about the book on Youtube.


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