Teluslikin once again mines a subject of, Jewish history and religion so richly that his book becomes an inspiring companion and a fundamental reference. By examining the human struggle in the biblical stories, we are given a fascinating, entertaining, and enlightening expedition into the challenges of moral life. For scholar and layman alike, this more than summarizes the Bible s narratives and laws - penetrating questions are asked, probing everywhere for meaning. In this one stunning volume, the profound ideas, events, and people of the Hebrew Bible become immediately accessible. With unique clarity, warmth, and wit, we are led masterfully, on a joyful journey through, the most influential book in human history. <,P>, Encyclopedic in scope, but dynamic and original in its observations and organization, <,I>,Biblical Literacy<,/I>, makes available in one volume the Bible's timeless stories of love, deceit, and the human condition, its most important laws and ideas, and an annotated listing of all 613 laws of the Torah for both layman and professional, there is no other reference work or interpretation of the Bible quite like this stunning volume.