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Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus (Hinges of History)

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A book by Thomas Cahill

Desire of the Everlasting Hillsis another present from the pen of Thomas Cahill, author ofHow the Irish Saved CivilizationandThe Gifts of the Jews. In this third volume of the bestselling Hinges of History series, he knits together history, politics, … see full wiki

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Author: Thomas Cahill
Genre: History, Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: Anchor
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Desire of the everlasting hills

  • Aug 14, 2008
Not a theological book, this actually is cataloged as "Biography" in the Catloging-In-Publication data on the title verso. The title comes from Jacob's blessing of Joseph in Genesis 49:26.

So don't read for the theology, read for the language. One of my favorites is that the word translated "inn" in Luke's account of the nativity is actually a word that usually refers to a family homestead. The homestead would have been full--of Joseph's relatives, who as Cahill says, could "count to nine" and gladly consigned Mary and Joseph to the stable as punishment for their supposed sin!

Cahill's writing left me feeling that it is impossible to learn more about the historical character Jesus without holding him more and more in awe.

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