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There Was Sense From The Beginning: A New Book by the Renowned Israeli Biblical Studies Expert Gabriel Barzilai

There Was Sense From The Beginning: A New Book by the Renowned Israeli Biblical Studies Expert Gabriel Barzilai

There Was Sense From The Beginning
This insightful book by one of Israel’s acclaimed biblical experts seeks to demonstrate to readers worldwide how to interpret the moral voice of the Torah in the modern world.

Social justice, free choice, self-determination, human rights, equality, and liberty, and many other modern-day dilemmas are at the heart of the book.

The book of Genesis opens with 11 chapters of original stories that relate to the world and humanity. The creation of the world and the idyllic Garden of Eden, the story of the Great Flood, the drama of the Tower of Babel, among others, teach us who we are, what we should be wary of, and what we should strive to become.

The countless interpretations gleaned from these stories are proof that in each reading a new and even surprising insight can be derived.

Underlying the narratives are deep insights about human beings, their qualities and their flaws, in addition to society, with all its vitality and malaise.

Their literary beauty awakens the imagination and all who savor them feel that whole worlds are embodied within them. It is in this ardor that There Was Sense From The Beginning was written.

It seeks to help readers open the gates to the biblical world, and to demonstrate how to hear the moral voice of the Torah even today. Prevailing questions of social justice as well as an examination of values considered to be modern, such as free choice, self-determination, human rights, equality, and liberty, are the focus of the book. From within its pages arise the timeless questions that trouble us and our society to this day.

This wonderfully informative book, for readers from all religions, is now available for purchase 

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