Review by ciecheesemeister -- The Biblical Clock

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Review by ciecheesemeister -- The Biblical Clock

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[Following is a volunteer review of "The Biblical Clock" by Daniel Friedmann and Dania Sheldon.]
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The following is my review of The Biblical Clock by Daniel Friedmann and Dania Sheldon.

This scholarly work endeavors to resolve the discrepancies between the agreed-upon scientific timeline for the evolution of the Universe, the solar system, and the world and the cosmic timeline agreed upon by theologians who adhere to Creationist beliefs. The authors primarily utilize Jewish holy texts including the Dead Sea Scrolls, the system of Kabbalah, the Old Testament from the Bible, the Talmud, and the Torah for the theological portion of their studies. They use currently accepted scientific theories for the non-spiritual portions of their work.

As an agnostic who developed an interest in the Kabbalah not long after I became disillusioned with Christianity when I was in my late teens, I was extremely interested in this work. I cannot say that it renewed my belief in Yahweh or in the teachings of the Bible, but it does provide compelling evidence for influence by a higher power on the creation of the Universe. If nothing else, it renewed my interest in Kabbalah, which is a beautiful system for understanding the potential metaphysical aspects of creation. I was also deeply fascinated by the detailed stories of Jewish history.

This book will be appreciated by any reader who enjoys studying Jewish or Christian history with an open mind. It will likely not be well-received by those readers who hold strong Creationist beliefs or by strict Atheists who feel that all religious studies are folly. It is a lengthy and detailed book which might seem a bit dry and verbose to those readers who prefer a brief and concise account of the subject matter.

The thing I liked most about the book was the obvious care given to the research being undertaken. It obviously took a great deal of time to bring together each of the unique threads which weave the tapestry of this fascinating tome. Instructors in religious studies would be advised to add The Biblical Clock to their library.

I can’t think of anything I didn’t like about the book. It was quite lengthy and it was not a fast read, but this is simply an observation rather than any sort of grievance.

I give The Biblical Clock four out of four stars. It is exceptionally well-written, filled with meaningful details and stories, and it was professionally edited. It is a book worth having for anyone who enjoys studying the history and theory of Judaism and Christianity.

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I came across this book as I was browsing my shelves and decided to check it out.
Thank you for the informative review.
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Post by bookreviewmi1111 »

I am interested in reading ancient books like the Bible. Some part of it does not make sense to me. It's interesting to read your review and find out new opinions. Thanks for that.
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Post by Sylvie203 »

Thank you for your detailed review. Your response has shown how this book has managed to successfully link religion, science & history in order to make sense of our complex & changing world. This book will be joining my book shelf as a must-to read...
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Post by Mounce574 »

As a firm believer of Christianity, I find your ability to be objective very interesting. I have looked at several reviews of this book and everyone has a different opinion. I like how you noted the amount of research that had to take place in the book. Great review!
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Post by kiki2881 »

I liked that you mentioned your perspective as an agnostic and how your belief kind of affected your reaction to the book. I also love topics regarding religion, so might include this book on my reading list. Anyways, great review!
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Post by Goral »

Sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks for the review!
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