Professor Barton deftly sketches the evolution of the characteristic features of Semitic social and religious life through the centuries in this engrossing volume. Beginning with “The Cradle of the Semites,” he examines the origins of Semitic life and religion as well as Semitic social and religious influence on the non-Semitic world.
About the Author
George Aaron Barton (1859–1942) was a Canadian author, Episcopal clergyman, and professor. He earned a Ph.D. at Harvard and became a professor of Semitic languages. He also taught history of religion. He is the author of numerous books, including A Year’s Wandering in Bible Lands, The Heart of the Christian Message, and The Religion of Ancient Israel.