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Jonathan Kirsch

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Jonathan Kirsch, a book columnist for the Los Angeles Times and author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Moses: A Life and The Harlot by the Side of the Road, writes and lectures widely on biblical, literary, and legal topics. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, President of PEN Center USA West, and a former correspondent for Newsweek, he lives in Los Angeles.

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Harlot by the Side of the Road

Written by Jonathan Kirsch


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Harlot by the Side of the Road

Written by Jonathan Kirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 3, 1998
Price: $15.95

Sex. Violence. Scandal. These are words we rarely associate with the sacred text of the Bible. Yet in this brilliant new book, Jonathan Kirsch shows that the Old Testament is filled with some of the most startling and explicit stories in all of Western literature. These tales of seduction and rape... Read more >
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King David
The Real Life of the Man Who Ruled Israel
Written by Jonathan Kirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 28, 2001
Price: $17.00

Weaving together biblical texts with centuries of interpretation and commentary, Jonathan Kirsch examines the life of King David with an extraordinary freshness to clarity of detail. In a taut, dramatic narrative, Kirsch brings new depth and psychological complexity to the familiar events of David's life-his slaying of the giant Goliath and... Read more >
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King David
The Real Life of the Man Who Ruled Israel
Written by Jonathan Kirsch


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 22, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Moses
A Life
Written by Jonathan Kirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: November 2, 1999
Price: $23.00

Drawing on the biblical text and a treasury of both scholarship and storytelling, Kirsch examines all that is known and all that has been imagined of Moses.

"A lively narrative...There is a figure here looming up through the mists of tradition and folk memory that is of compelling significance, complex and... Read more >
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Moses
A Life
Written by Jonathan Kirsch


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 7, 2009
Price: $1.99

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