Michael L. Satlow
How the Bible Became Holy
Yale University Press 2014
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In How the Bible Became Holy (Yale University Press, 2014), Michael L. Satlow, a professor of religious studies and Judaic studies at Brown University, explores how an ancient collection of obscure writing became, over the course of centuries, “holy.” We take for granted that texts have power, but that idea was not always so obvious to people.
Satlow traces the story of how the Bible became the foundational, authoritative text of Judaism and Christianity.