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Walter de Gruyter

English - 424 pages - ISBN-10: 3110899647 - ISBN-13: 9783110899641

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The Hebrew Bible portrays King Manasseh and child sacrifice as the most reprehensible person and the most objectionable practice within the story of 'Israel'. This monograph suggests that historically, neither were as deviant as the Hebrew Bible appears to insist. Through careful historical reconstruction, it is argued that Manasseh was one of Judah's most successful monarchs, and child sacrifice played a central role in ancient Judahite religious practice. The biblical writers, motivated by ideological concerns, have thus deliberately distorted the truth about Manasseh and child sacrifice.

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Christopher Craig

This is one of the best books that I have read so far in my life. You won't be disappointed.

Ben Johnson

Exciting to read and hard to put down

Ryan Walker

Incredible This book took over my life and I could not put it down.

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