By Jonathan Kirsch
"The tales you're approximately to learn are essentially the most violent and sexually specific in all of Western literature. they're stories of human ardour in all of its countless kind: adultery, seduction, incest, rape, mutilation, assassination, torture, sacrifice, and homicide. . . ."
Sex. Violence. Scandal. those are phrases we hardly go together with the sacred textual content of the Bible. but during this outstanding ebook, Jonathan Kirsch recounts stunning stories which were suppressed via non secular gurus all through heritage. Kirsch areas each one tale in the political and social context of its time, delves into the newest biblical scholarship to give an explanation for why every one was once initially censored, and indicates how those historical narratives carry important classes for we all.