By Joel M. Hoffman
The Bible you always learn isn't the whole tale. a few holy writings have been passed over for political or theological purposes, others just because of the actual regulations of historical bookmaking know-how. now and then, the compilers of the Bible skipped info that they assumed every person knew. a few passages have been even passed over by means of accident.
In The Bible's slicing Room ground, acclaimed writer and translator Dr. Joel M. Hoffman supplies us the tales and different texts that didn't make it into the Bible even if they provide penetrating perception into the Bible and its teachings.
The publication of Genesis tells us approximately Adam and Eve's time within the backyard of Eden, yet no longer their saga once they get kicked out or the teachings they've got for us approximately sturdy and evil. The Bible introduces us to Abraham, however it doesn't comprise the troubling tale of his formative years, and is the reason how he got here to reject idolatry to develop into the daddy of monotheism. And whereas there are just a hundred and fifty Psalms in today's Bible, there was once many more.
Dr. Hoffman deftly brings those and different historical scriptural texts to existence, exploring how they provide new solutions to a few of the main primary and common questions humans ask approximately their lives. a powerful mix of historical past, linguistics, and non secular scholarship, The Bible's slicing Room flooring finds what's lacking out of your Bible, who left it out, and why it's so vital.