- Richard Elliott Friedman
Richard Elliott Friedman is a biblical scholar and the Ann and Jay Davis Professor of Jewish Studies at the
University of Georgia. He joined the faculty of the [http://www.uga.edu/religion/ UGA Religion Department] in 2006. Prior to his appointment there, he was the Katzin Professor of Jewish Civilization: Hebrew Bible; Near Eastern Languages and Literatures at UCSDfrom 1994 until 2006. Dr. Friedman received his Th.D. in Hebrew Bible and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard Universityin 1978; Th.M.in Hebrew Bible from Harvard University in 1974; M.H.L., Jewish Theological Seminaryin 1971, and B.A., University of Miamiin 1968. He is a winner of numerous awards and honors, including American Council of Learned SocietiesFellow. He was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridgeand the University of Oxford; and a Senior Fellow of the American Schools of Oriental Researchin Jerusalem. He participated in the City of David Project archaeological excavations of biblical Jerusalem.
He is probably most famous for his work "
Who Wrote the Bible?", a description of the Documentary hypothesis.
He is the author of the following books, among others:
Who Wrote the Bible?" (Harper San Francisco) (1987) ISBN 0-06-063035-3
The Bible with Sources Revealed" (Harper San Francisco) (December 1, 2003) ISBN 0-06-053069-3::(which is a translation of the Pentateuchinto English with the different sources highlighted in different font styles and colours)
*"The Hidden Book in the Bible" (Harper San Francisco) (September 1, 1999) ISBN 0-06-063004-3::(Concerning the
Commentary on the Torah" (Harper San Francisco) (April 1, 2003) ISBN 0-06-050717-9
*"The Hidden Face of God" (Harper San Francisco) (December 13, 1996) ISBN 0-06-062258-X
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