What the Bible Really Says about Peace

In 1998, biblical scholar David Hazony began his writing career asking a simple, yet beguiling question: What does the Bible really mean when it uses the word "Shalom," or "peace"? Going through dozens of prophetic and biblical texts about peace, Hazony shows that the concept is radically different from what most people think - and could offer us a whole new approach to world affairs.

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Words: 11,140
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476477992
About David Hazony

David Hazony’s first book, The Ten Commandments: How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life, was published by Scribner in September 2010, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. An American-born writer based in Jerusalem, his writings have appeared in The New Republic, CNN.com, the Forward, Commentary, Moment, The Jewish Chronicle, The New York Sun, Policy Review, the Jerusalem Post, and others. He is a contributing editor at The Forward, and blogs regularly at Contentions, the blog of Commentary Magazine. From 2004-2007, he served as editor-in-chief of Azure, Israel's leading journal of public affairs. He received his Ph.D. in Jewish Philosophy from the Hebrew University. He has focused his research on the thought of Eliezer Berkovits, and edited two volumes of Berkovits' writings. He also translated Emuna Elon's novel If You Awaken Love, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2007.

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