Abraham by David Rosenberg
The First Historical Biography

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The world’s three largest faiths all find a common root in one man: Abraham. Breaking new ground, David Rosenberg portrays Abraham as a man whose whole life, and therefore his legacy, is informed by the Sumerian culture that produced him. Abraham is a brilliant literary excavation of the ancient cultures from which our modern world has grown.
 

About David Rosenberg

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David Rosenberg is the author of more than 20 books of poetry, translation, and essays, two of which have been named "New York Times Notable Books of the Year." A third, "A Poet's Bible", was given the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize in 1992, the first major literary award for a biblical translation. Rosenberg is editor in chief of the Jewish Publication Society. He lives in San Francisco.
 
Published March 25, 2009 by Basic Books. 364 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The author begins by asserting that Abraham was indeed a real person, not a character of myth.

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Despite the subtitle, much of Rosenberg's fascinating and sometimes frustrating presentation of the biblical Abraham's life, while based on archeological evidence, is highly speculative.

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