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Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses Paperback – 31 May 2002
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'An instant classic...' Washington Post Book World --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Bruce Feiler is the award-winning author of four previous books. He has written for The New Yorker, Washington Post, and Cond Nast Traveller. A native of Savannah, Georgia, he lives in New York City. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Feiler approaches the topic through many avenues. He tries to identify the places, understand the world of Biblical times and learn about the Bible from the people who live on the land, both those drawn there by their interest in the Bible and those who naturally follow the ways of life lived by the Patriarchs. Throughout this journey, Feiler gradually absorbs the truth of the Bible, rather than directly learning them.
Along his journey his companion, Avner, a renowned Israeli archeologist, points out significant points and explains the subtleties which facilitate Feiler's understanding of what he is seeing. Throughout their travels through Turkey, Israel, Gaza, Egypt and Jordan, Feiler and Avner stop and read the portions of the Bible pertaining to the areas being visited.
Throughout the trip, Feiler engages people along the way in discussions about what the Bible means to them and how it affects their lives. Much of the book consists of his own thinking and philosophizing about what it all means. The author is obviously on a search for something which he finds in the land, the people, but most of all, in himself.
I found this book to be fascinating. As a Christian, it helped me gain a greater understanding of the stories of the Old Testament.Read more ›
Bruce and Avner trekked by foot, car, jeep, camel and rowboat in order to examine archeological evidence, get a feel for the geography of each place, interview hundreds of people from Bedouins to pilgrims and tourists, consider historical theory, study and contemplate theology and religious myth, in their attempt to put the Biblical narrative into a historical and cultural context. Together they search for the "real" Mount Sinai, where it is written that God revealed Himself and subsequently delivered the Book of the Covenant to Moses.The location of this sacred mount is up for debate.Read more ›
so on entertainment value 5 stars, on theology 3.5-4. averaged it down to 4 stars.
The title is rather misleading - only the first five books of the Bible are covered, and the walking is limited to parts inaccessible by off-road vehicle. Still, The Pentateuch by Jeep is not very catchy as a title.
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Fascinating account of the authors travels and investigations into the Middle East and its history, from the extraordinary places he visits and the incredible people he meets.Published on 18 Dec. 2014 by freedomrulesok