The Gifts of the Jews

How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels
Author(s): Thomas Cahill
Genre: History
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Product Number: C1426
Released: May 07, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788771767
Narrator/s: Richard Davidson
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In this insightful book, Thomas Cahill, internationally-acclaimed historian and author of the runaway bestseller How the Irish Saved Civilization, reveals the changes in thinking that made Western civilization possible. A New York Times best-seller, The Gifts of the Jews is his accessible portrait of an ancient society and their vision that would later inspire the concept of individual worth. Until the third millennium, it was a widely-held belief that people were pawns in an endless cycle of birth and death, with no hope of altering their fate. But when Abraham followed God's command in ancient Sumer to "go forth" into the wilderness, a remarkable shift in thought emerged. As Abraham led his tribe through strange lands, these people called Jews began to view time as having starting and ending points-and holding the possibility of a better tomorrow. Through compelling stories, insights, and humor, Thomas Cahill demonstrates how many of your treasured values really are gifts from the Jews. Narrator Richard M. Davidson transports you to the distant past to rub elbows with such renowned biblical characters as Sarah, Moses, Job, and Ruth.


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The Gifts of the Jews
Product Number: BX00007183
Product Number:C1426
Product Number:Z05524

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Author(s): Thomas Cahill
Narrator(s): Richard Davidson
Genre: History
Product Number Z05524
Released: Jul 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464047763
Author(s): Thomas Cahill
Genre: History, Religion
Product Number EB00148523
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780307755117

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