NEWS FEATURE: Scholar says single prose narrative forms core of Hebrew Bible

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c. 1998 Religion News Service UNDATED _ In the beginning, says Bible scholar Richard Elliott Friedman, came”In the Day”_ a single author’s epic prose narrative that was later folded into nine books of the Hebrew Bible, from Genesis through the rise of King Solomon. Depending upon one’s perspective, the narrative was”the first novel”or the”first history,”Friedman, […]

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