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8 Classic Albums
8 Classic Albums
Offered by produXa UK
Price: £9.26

2.0 out of 5 stars Although the price is good, only 6 of the 8 "Classic Albums" are ..., 3 Nov. 2014
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Beware. Although the price is good, only 6 of the 8 "Classic Albums" are BB King Blues albums. Tracks 11 to 20 on Disc 2 is B.B. King Sings Spirituals, which is all spirituals and no blues. Tracks 11 to 20 of disc 4 is "Compositions of Duke Ellington and Others" on which B.B. King does not feature at all. Confusingly, the tracks 11 to 20 of disc 4 identified on the disc case are B.B. King tracks but they are absent from the disc. So that's 20 non-blues tracks out of 80 tracks. This amounts to a clear sales description offence.


The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492) (Story of the Jews Vol 1)
The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492) (Story of the Jews Vol 1)
by Simon Schama
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

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2.0 out of 5 stars So far so bad..., 14 Sept. 2013
I have just finished reading the first chapter of Simon Schama's "The Story of the Jews". The chapter is entitled "In Egypt" and contains one basic error and a slightly tendentious use of sources, which do not bode well for the rest of the book:

At the beginning of the second paragraph of page 16 of his book Schama writes "(...) the Sabbath is not mentioned in Deuteronomy (...). This error is so crass that it should be spotted by anyone with a basic knowledge of the Five Books of Moses. The Sabbath is mentioned three times in verses 12 - 15 of Chapter 5 of Deuteronomy.

On pages 13 - 14 the chapter Schama refers to the Jewish temple at Elephantine and makes play of the fact that the building of the temple was contrary to prohibitions in the books of Kings and Chronicles. He portrays the temple as a possible act of rebellion for this reason. Schama fails to mention that there were two Jewish temples in Egypt. The first at Elephantine (500 BCE) and the second at Leontopolis (300 BCE). The Mishna refers to the Temple of Onias at Leontopolis and permits a sacrifice vowed in Egypt to be redeemed at Leontopolis. Likewise, a priest, who served at the Egyptian Temple was permitted to eat priestly food in the Temple in Jerusalem (Menahot 13:10). This shows that there was no outright rejection of the Egyptian Temples, in the times of the Mishna and sources from which it was redacted.
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The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture
The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture
Price: £17.42

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tanach is philosophy too., 13 Aug. 2013
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This book is an exciting new look at the Hebrew Bible. It is full of new insights. The author often says "I could say more, but not now", so there is plenty of room to develop some of his ideas further.


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