The Torah

Pages: 224
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: ill

The Torah

A Beginner's Guide

Joel N. Lohr, Joel S. Kaminsky

A unique introduction exploring both Jewish and Christian perspectives
9781851688548 (1 Oct 2011)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.99

The Book

There is no question that the Torah is one of the most influential documents in Western civilization. It is the source of widely known characters like Joseph, Moses, and Noah, and timeless stories such as the Garden of Eden and the Exodus. Jointly authored by professors of Judaism and Christianity, The Torah: A Beginner's Guide takes a unique approach, exploring the interplay and dynamics of how these two religions share this common scripture. Drawing on both scholarly and popular sources, Kaminsky and Lohr examine the key debates, while simultaneously illustrating the importance of the Torah in western jurisprudence, ethics, and contemporary conceptions of the family, morality, and even politics.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations ill


About the Author

Joel S. Kaminsky is a Professor in the Department of Religion at Smith College in Massachusetts, where he teaches courses on the Hebrew Bible and on ancient Jewish religion and literature.

Joel N. Lohr lectures on the Bible and Old Testament at the Department of Religious Studies at Trinity Western University, Canada.