The Lega­cy of the Burn­ing Bush

  • From the Publisher
May 3, 2016

Although Kab­bal­ah has pri­mar­i­ly been used as a resource to improve the way we live our present lives, the same con­cept of apply­ing a mys­ti­cal read­ing to the bib­li­cal text can aid our under­stand­ing of what the events of the past are meant to teach us today. Lar­ry S. Mil­ner’s nov­els use the teach­ing of Kab­bal­ah to explain three par­tic­u­lar issues of pri­ma­ry impor­tance: why Moses had to die before enter­ing the Promised Land; whether Judaism was tru­ly the first monothe­is­tic reli­gion; and the many sim­i­lar­i­ties between the writ­ings of the Old Tes­ta­ment and the ancient Greek civ­i­liza­tion, which have stymied his­to­ri­ans who have always thought of the two cul­tures as being iso­lat­ed from each oth­er. The Lega­cy of the Burn­ing Bush shows how a group of dis­si­dent Hebrews want­ed to remain loy­al to the teach­ings of the Patri­archs, rather than mod­i­fy their faith as demand­ed by Moses dur­ing the Exodus.

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