Three of the world's major religious faiths all find a common root in one man—Abraham—yet his origins remain obscure to most who know him. David Rosenberg is the former editor of the Jewish Publication Society and Harold Bloom's co-author for The Book of J, and in this brilliant literary excavation he portrays Abraham as a man whose whole life, and therefore his legacy, is informed by the Sumerian culture that produced him.
"What Rosenberg does best is to show not only the distance between the biblical authors and the events they describe, but also the closeness. He looks at why they needed to create these tales in the way they did, and why we still need them now."—Daily Telegraph (London)