THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE BIBLE by Sara Jenkins

THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE BIBLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sara Jenkins has done several fictional books on religious themes. Her first non-fiction account of the lives of the young people of the Bible makes one wonder what the market will be for such a book. While the moral lessons of the Old and New Testament are not clarified herein, the rape, incest, murder and licentiousness of the stories come through quite clearly. The Biblical figures of legend do not seem of heroic proportion with the author's interpretation. The stories of Abraham and Sarah, Esau and Jacob, Joseph and his brothers, the rape of Dinah, and the story of Salome are here -- but what emerges is a sort of Old Testament Texton Place. A very confusing interpretation, scholarly perhaps, but to this reader, somewhat out of focus.

Pub Date: March 31st, 1958
Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts