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Moses: A Human Life

Moses: A Human Life

Author: Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
Series: Jewish Lives
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An unprecedented portrait of Moses's inner world and perplexing character, by a distinguished biblical scholar No figure looms larger in Jewish culture than Moses, and few have stories more enigmatic. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, acclaimed for her many books on Jewish thought, turns her attention to Moses in this remarkably rich, evocative book. Drawing on a broad range of sources-literary as well as psychoanalytic, a wealth of classical Jewish texts alongside George Eliot, W. G. Sebald, and Werner Herzog-Zornberg offers a vivid and original portrait of the biblical Moses. Moses's vexing personality, his uncertain origins, and his turbulent relations with his own people are acutely explored by Zornberg, who sees this story, told and retold, as crucial not only to the biblical past but also to the future of Jewish history.
Author description
Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg lectures on the Hebrew Bible and rabbinic thought at academic, psychoanalytic, and Jewish educational institutions around the world. In 1995 she received the National Jewish Book Award for Genesis: The Beginning of Desire. She lives in Jerusalem.
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General Fields

  • : 9780300209624
  • : Yale University Press
  • : Yale University Press
  • : March 2017
  • : 210mm X 146mm
  • : United States
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : 222.1092
  • : Hardback
  • : Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
  • : 1 b/w illus.