Book Reviews of The Gifts of the Jews : How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels (Hinges of History)

The Gifts of the Jews : How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels (Hinges of History)
The Gifts of the Jews How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels - Hinges of History
Author: Thomas Cahill
ISBN-13: 9780385482493
ISBN-10: 0385482493
Publication Date: 8/17/1999
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
This was worth reading. Some of his "insights" are a little out there. Some you just have to scratch your head and keep reading. Some of them actually made me go "a-ha!"
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A good book in the Cahill Hinges of history series that shows how the Jews "invented" God as well as the effect of the development of their religion on the western world. Good.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was an interesting book and a quick read. However, it felt like a synopsis of the Hebrew Scriptures. I wish the author would have spent more time discussing how the Jews "changed the way everyone thinks and feels." It seemed like he was making a great background case and then the book ended rather abruptly. Still a great primer to the history of the ancient world and the Hebrew people.
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As usual, Cahill presents the subject in a clear and interesting way.
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As with all of the Hinges in History, Cahill provides insights in eloquent language. However, the tapes were fragile and require frequent monitoring.
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Others have written on this subject, maybe more effectively. His book on Irish Civilization had some unique insights, my perusal of this book found less.
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Book 2 of the Hinges of History series. Cahill continues his excellent approach to history, specifically religious history, in his clear, concise manner. Entertaining and instructive.
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interesting history from the author of how the irish saved civilization, though from aperspective of an irish descendant, and not a jewish one, not as rewarding on a personal level. very rewarding as far as knowledge of the culture and history are concerned.
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Very good book.
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Fascinating ideas of where our attitudes came from.
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please note - the ISBN 10 is an exact match, but this book is NOT a hardcover.