Bible Review 15:2, April 1999
Has Richard Friedman Really Discovered a Long-Hidden Book in the Bible?

Friedman’s Thesis: An Overview

By Hershel Shanks

Bible scholar Richard Elliott Friedman claims to have found the world’s first prose masterpiece embedded in the Bible. This hidden book, he claims, opens with the Creation and ends with the death of David. Our two-part coverage begins with an article by BR editor Hershel Shanks, who details Friedman’s unconventional theory. In part two, Friedman’s book serves as a springboard for a spirited discussion among three leading scholars on how the Bible came to be.
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