The Bible As It Was by James L. Kugel
James L. Kugel, a professor of Hebrew literature at Harvard, has written a praiseworthy book. He has compiled and analyzed a large collection of early commentaries on the five books of Moses, or Pentateuch, the latest of which date from the end of the cla
About the Author
Hillel Halkin is a columnist for the New York Sun and a veteran contributor to COMMENTARY. Portions of the present essay were delivered at Northwestern University in March as the Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization.