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The Harlot by the Side of the Road: Forbidden Tales of the Bible
The Harlot by the Side of the Road: Forbidden Tales of the Bible Jonathan Kirsch 0345418824 9780345418821 The stories you are about to read are some of the most violent and sexually explicit in all of Western literature. They are tales of human passi
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The Harlot by the Side of the Road: Forbidden Tales of the Bible by Jonathan Kirsch

The stories you are about to read are some of the most violent and sexually explicit in all of Western literature. They are tales of human passion in all of its infinite variety: adultery, seduction, incest, rape, mutilation, assassination, torture, sacrifice, and murder. . . . Sex. Violence. Scandal. These are words we rarely associate with the sacred text of the Bible. Yet in this brilliant book, Jonathan Kirsch recounts shocking tales that have been suppressed by religious authorities throughout history. Kirsch places each story within the political and social context of its time, delves into the latest biblical scholarship to explain why each one was originally censored, and shows how these ancient narratives hold valuable lessons for all of us.

Author: Jonathan Kirsch

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 378

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 1998-03-03

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