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Encyclopedia > Richard Elliott Friedman
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Richard Elliot Friedman is a writer and Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at UCSD. He is also Katzin Professor of Jewish Civilization: Hebrew Bible; Near Eastern Languages and Literatures. He received his doctorate from Harvard in Hebrew Bible. He was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford; and a Senior Fellow of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Jerusalem. He participated in the City of David Project archaeological excavations of biblical Jerusalem. The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... Harvard, see Harvard (disambiguation) Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, with one of the most selective sets of entry requirements in the United Kingdom. ... Jump to: navigation, search The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ...

He is probably most famous for his work Who wrote the bible, a very readable description of the Documentary hypothesis. Jump to: navigation, search The documentary hypothesis is a theory proposed by many historians and academics in the field of linguistics and source criticism that the Five Books of Moses (the Torah) are in fact a combination of documents from different sources rather than authored by one individual. ...

He is the author of the following books:

  • Who Wrote the Bible. (Harper San Francisco) (1977) ISBN 0060630353
  • The Bible with Sources Revealed. (Harper San Francisco) (December 1, 2003) ISBN 0060530693
  • The Hidden Book of the Bible. (Harper San Francisco) (September 1, 1999) ISBN 0060630043
  • Commentary on the Torah. (Harper San Francisco) (April 1, 2003) ISBN 0060507179
  • The Hidden Face of God (Harper San Francisco) (December 13, 1996) ISBN 006062258X



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