Praise for The Torah: A Beginner’s Guide (Beginner’s Guides)

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“Well-conceived and well-written. A unique and fascinating venture that interweaves Jewish and Christian perspectives in a clear and careful fashion. It will no doubt launch further reflection on the part of both lay readers and biblical scholars.” –Terence E. Fretheim, Elva B. Lovell Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota

“Clear yet not simplistic, sparing of detail yet opening a window into the vast world of Torah study for both Jews and Christians – this makes for a very welcome and highly useful book.” –Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke University Divinity School, North Carolina

“I am glad to welcome and commend this study guide for beginners. The authors show how the Torah continues to be a generative force for Jews and Christians.” –Walter Brueggemann, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary

“This serene exposition of the first five books of Jewish and Christian Scripture is most welcome.” –Matthew Levering, Professor of Theology at the University of Dayton, Ohio

“Accessible, clear, and balanced. An invaluable introduction to a key religious text. Highly recommended.” –Edward Kessler MBE – Founding Director of the Woolf Institute, Cambridge and author of What Do Jews Believe?

“A fine example of ecumenical scholarship. Ideal for undergraduates and lay study groups.” –John J. Collins – Holmes Professor of Old Testament, Yale University

“An excellent introduction. Kaminsky and Lohr demonstrate how Christians and Jews can read Scripture fruitfully together.” –David Novak – J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies, University of Toronto

About the Authors

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.

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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