What did the early Jews who first accepted monotheism think about the rest of the world's pagan beliefs? What did they think about their own parents' beliefs? What happened to the gods that the whole world had worshipped for millennia? And why would a religion that is promoting monotheism picture its God speaking in the plural?
This public talk is presented by Dr. Richard Friedman. Dr. Friedman is the Ann and Jay Davis Professor and head of Jewish Studies at the University of Georgia. His books have been translated into 14 different languages and include Who Wrote the Bible?, a Book-of-the-Month
Club selection, and the subject of a three-hour television
special. His most recent book, THE BIBLE NOW, (co-authored with Shawna Dolansky) relates the Bible to the controversial issues of our day. Dr. Friedman is also a frequent contributor, both before and behind the cameras, to the media on biblical matters. For more information, go to his website: http://richardelliottfriedman.com