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(PUBJewish Publication Society)"Combines the contributions of contemporary biblical criticism, in-depth exegesis, and prosaic exposition to lead the reader beyond the fixed text to co-create meaning. A beautiful and arresting exercise. Highly recommended,"---Library Journal. 456 pages, hardcover.
An intellectually stimulating and personally uplifting exploration of Genesis. "Genesis: the Beginning of Desire" breathes new life into the stories of Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac, Jacob and Esau, Rachel, and Joseph. Zornberg brings biblical, midrashic, and literary sources together, weaving them into a seamless tapestry and illuminating the tensions that grip human beings as they search for and encounter God.