An Educated Man: A Dual Biography of Moses and Jesus

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"From author David Rosenberg comes a new project: a dual biography, weaving together the preeminent figures of Judeo-Christian civilization and overturning the conventional view of Moses and Jesus as humble men of faith." "Rooting the biographies of Moses and Jesus in their historical contexts, Rosenberg reads their narratives as cultural - rather than religious - endeavors. He charges that both Moses and Jesus were "educated" men, steeped in the literature and scholarship of their day. There were no old or new testaments for them, but rather a

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Overview

"From author David Rosenberg comes a new project: a dual biography, weaving together the preeminent figures of Judeo-Christian civilization and overturning the conventional view of Moses and Jesus as humble men of faith." "Rooting the biographies of Moses and Jesus in their historical contexts, Rosenberg reads their narratives as cultural - rather than religious - endeavors. He charges that both Moses and Jesus were "educated" men, steeped in the literature and scholarship of their day. There were no old or new testaments for them, but rather a long history of writing and writers." "When professors quote Moses in university courses, or pastors quote Jesus in sermons, they routinely neglect to inform us that Jesus himself is quoting the Hebrew Bible, often in the manner that Moses once quoted Egyptian medical texts. The remarkable ability of both men to recall and transform a wide range of sources is overlooked. Where did they get these profound educations?" Part biography, part critical analysis, An Educated Man further challenges us to envision what defines "an educated man or woman" today - and how an understanding of our religious history is crucial to it. And in a concluding "Letter to the Pope," Rosenberg makes a case for a wider community of "cosmic reading," from the searching writers of our secular culture to scholars of religion.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for The Book of J

“A great book . . . Rosenberg has produced a superb piece of translation.” —Village Voice Literary Supplement

“David Rosenberg has given a fresh interpretative translation.” —Washington Post Book World

“Surpassing originality.” —The New York Times

Praise for A Poet's Bible

“Rosenberg's translations from the Hebrew Bible are the best in the twentieth century without a doubt.” —The Nation

Library Journal
Rosenberg (translator, The Book of J), a scholar and poet, believes that Jesus' life was deeply influenced by the life of Moses and by his own Jewish upbringing. So, through most of the volume, Rosenberg creatively interweaves his recounting of the life of Moses and that of Jesus. In doing so, he argues that Jesus "was a teacher of Moses' Torah, a rabbi, and thus the final narrative could not avoid being steeped in it and the Hebraic cosmic theater"—not the generally received Christian interpretation. Rosenberg eloquently advocates for a community of readers today, making his own contribution as he responds to Pope Benedict's recent Jesus of Nazareth, which itself contains a response to Jacob Neusner's A Rabbi Talks with Jesus. Rosenberg writes engagingly, in a conversational but poetic manner that will appeal to a wide audience and contribute to Jewish/Christian dialog and understanding so important in our global culture. VERDICT Recommended for a wide audience, including lay readers, clergy, and scholars engaged in formal and informal interfaith dialog, as well as spiritual seekers not identifying with a particular religion.—Carolyn M. Craft, Emerita, Longwood Univ., Farmville, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582435527
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • Publication date: 1/13/2010
  • Pages: 259
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

I Prologue 3

II Words 15

III The Life of Moses 31

IV The Life of Jesus 43

V The Dual Biography of Moses and Jesus 49

VI Judeo-Christianity and An Educated Man Today 183

VII A Community of Readers: A Letter to the Pope 211

Note on Capital Letters 235

Bibliography 237

Acknowledgments 243

Index 245

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