Talking to God

Renowned Bible scholar James Kugel explores when and why God stopped reaching out to speak with man, and man started reaching out to communicate with God.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
March 7, 2018 21:50
A DRAWING by Pierre Brébiette c. 1632 depicting God appearing to Moses

A DRAWING by Pierre Brébiette c. 1632 depicting God appearing to Moses. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

In his most recent book, The Great Shift: Encountering God in Biblical Times, James Kugel, renowned Bible scholar, professor and author, has set a difficult, if not impossible task. Kugel attempts to understand the actual, lived reality of communication between man and God in biblical times, and why people have lost that relationship today.

Kugel attempts to utilize the findings and insights of modern Bible scholars to enter the world of the Bible and see things as they were seen at that time.

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