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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (398 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Kirsch Narrator: Candace Barrett and Raye Birk Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A multitude of Biblical stories have been censored, mistranslated, ignored, and even banned by religious authorities due to their erotic, violent, or mysterious content. In this recording, Jonathan Kirsch recounts some of the most startling and explicit writings from the Old Testament, those that dealt with seduction and revenge, incest and murder, interracial marriage, women's rights, and other explosive subjects. What emerges is a text whose real power lies in its unflinching view of the contradictions of human nature. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kimberly | 2/12/2014

    " Really helps explain how and why women are treated the way they are from the Biblical times to modern time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Coleen Dailey | 1/26/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It discusses many stories that are not emphasized in everyday church lessons - and provides some alternative reasons for why these stories may have been written as they were. A good read for anyone but particularly someone interested in Bible stories and their origins. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lauren | 1/25/2014

    " There were definitely some disturbing things in this book. But there were inspiring things as well, along with a number of references on the construction and authorship of the Hebrew Bible that I'd like to go check out now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela | 1/19/2014

    " A fascinating book, but too short. It relies far too much on modern Biblical commentaries and critics rather than Talmudic scholars/rabbis, whom he condescendingly dubs "pious readers." Frankly, I'm more interested in 2,000 years of collected commentary rather than the last 50 or so. Still, Kirsch's book was enlightening, well-written reading. "

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