The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels (Hinges of History)

The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels (Hinges of History)

Thomas Cahill


the writer of the runaway bestseller How the Irish stored Civilization has performed it back. In The presents of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on one other captivating trip into background, once more recreating a time whilst the activities of a small band of individuals had repercussions which are nonetheless felt today.

The presents of the Jews unearths the severe swap that made western civilization attainable. in the matrix of historical religions and philosophies, existence used to be visible as a part of an never-ending cycle of delivery and loss of life; time was once like a wheel, spinning forever. but one way or the other, the traditional Jews started to see time otherwise. For them, time had a starting and an finish; it used to be a story, whose victorious end may are available in the long run. From this perception got here a brand new perception of guys and girls as people with exact destinies--a perception that will tell the statement of Independence--and our hopeful trust in development and the experience that the next day could be larger than this present day. As Thomas Cahill narrates this momentous shift, he additionally explains the true importance of such Biblical figures as Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the Pharaoh, Joshua, Isaiah, and Jeremiah.

Full of compelling tales, insights and humor, The presents of the Jews is an impossible to resist exploration of historical past as interesting and enjoyable as How the Irish stored Civilization.

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