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YU Press and Koren Co-Publish New Volume on Genesis By Top Israeli Bible Scholar (from YU News)

Jonathan GrossmanYeshiva University Press and Maggid/Koren Publishers recently announced the publication of Creation: The Story of Beginnings by internationally-renowned biblical scholar Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Grossman, an associate professor in the department of Bible at Bar-Ilan University.

In the book, Dr. Grossman uncovers new meaning in the first eleven chapters of Genesis through a creative analysis that interweaves theology, psychology and philosophy with contemporary literary tools.

Creation book coverIn the book’s foreword, Dr. Mordechai Cohen, associate dean of the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, praises the book as representing the best of modern Jewish scholarship, with literary-theological analysis that exemplifies what Rashi referred to as “the peshat [simple meaning] interpretations that newly emerge every day.”

Dr. Grossman’s book is a meaningful exploration that will have deep resonance for any curious reader interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Genesis.