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Author: Isaac Asimov
ISBN13: 978-0385071956
Title: Animals of the Bible
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Language: English
Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (1978)

Animals of the Bible by Isaac Asimov

Animals of the Bible book. The asteroid 5020 Asimov, the magazine Asimov's Science Fiction, a Brooklyn, NY elementary school, and two different Isaac Asimov Awards are named in his honor.

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Forty-three animals that "are (or might be) mentioned" in the Bible are pictured in Berelson's decorative cinnamon-colored drawings and described by Asimov in a short paragraph each

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Uploaded by Nils Pihlblad. Asimov's Guide to the Bible is a work by Isaac Asimov that was first published in two volumes in 1967 and 1969. Covering the Old Testament and the New Testament (including the Catholic Old Testament, or deuterocanonical, books and the Eastern Orthodox Old Testament books, or anagignoskomena, along with the Fourth Book of Ezra), respectively. Download as PDF or read online from Scribd.

Isaac Asimov as an atheist discusses the Bible and Creationism. He is interviewed by Paul Kurtz. While an atheist, Asimov himself wasn't hostile to religion. Isaac Asimov (c. January 2, 1920 - April 6, 1992) has been one of the most notable science fiction writers. He has also headed the Humanist Society, an organization hostile to traditional religious values. This interview was from Free Inquiry - Spring 1982. Paul Kurtz: In your view is the Bible widely known and intelligently read today? Isaac Asimov: It is undoubtedly widely known. It is probably owned by more people than any other book. As to how widely it is read one cannot be certain. I suppose it is read very widely in the.

This is a beautiful book to look at. Asimov's introduction is a combination of telling us how important the bible is while stating that it is all legends. Knowing his true beliefs he has actually written quite a friendly intro. about the Bible and the plants and animals mentioned

Animals of the Bible. The Annotated 'Gulliver's Travels'. The Asimov Chronicles.

Isaac Asimov's imagination is synonymous with prophetic visions of the future. At one point, Isaac Asimov served as the Vice President of the MENSA organization. Part of the Galactic Empire series, this Isaac Asimov book follows a university student named Biron Farrell who finds a radiation bomb planted in his dorm room, making him a marked man. Meanwhile, light years away, Farrell's father has been murdered, leading Farrel to investigate who has been targeting his family. The book finds him wrestling with rebellion, political interest, and espionage.

In this book Isaac Asimov explores the historical, geographical, and biographical aspects of the events described in the Old Testament. Asimov's attempts to illuminate the Bible's many obscure, mysterious passages prove absorbing reading for anyone interested in religion and history. Asimov's Guide to the Bible: Volume One, The Old Testament" by Isaac Asimov

Discusses the origins and folklore of forty-five animals mentioned in the Bible.
Reviews: 4
Beautiful book!
Part of the attraction of this edition is the children's book format of including artistic rendering of the story on each and every page. Lewis Carrol's 'Alice' would certainly approve. The pictures are bold, stylistic expressions inspired by the artist's visit to Northern France, where he had viewed exquisite medieval stained glass and tapestry. The animals are as caricatured as a Disney animation, but the ornamental flora is distinctively Old World.

Isaac shares with us the original language names of many of the species mentioned in the
Bible, some of which are either extinct, or mythical, or simply unknowns translated into
familiar species names. The most surprising, I think is the phonetic equivalent of something
we've heard in recent tragedy.

'Akhbar', a Hebrew word translated as 'mouse' in the KJV, is according to Asimov, a general
term "covering all the small rodents of the rat and mouse family."
"Akhbar literally means 'destruction of grain'." And, because I Samuel recounts an incident
where the Philistines offered a 'guilt' offering of five golden mice, to end a disease plague,
"Some scholars think that this indicates that the people of biblical times may have understood that rodents spread disease."

Whether or not that's true, it was thought whilst the plague was active during the dark ages,
that Jewish communities must have been working witchcraft, because their abstinence from
eating things like 'rodents' and from pouring their waste in the thoroughfares, [unlike the
Europeans] as well as their strictures about washing hands and against handling the dead
without cleansing themselves, all of these reduced the incidents of plague in Jewish

Small wonder that westerners can't begin to fathom how an pseudo literate band of religious fanatics would crash a perfectly good airplane into a building, screaming at the top of their lungs...

"God is a rat?"
I love Asimov as a science fiction writer and I've read a number of his non-fiction science books for children. He is a great writer. He is also known for being a great atheist and is well-known for some stinging remarks made about the Bible/believers and his atheistic quotes are favourites of his like-minded fellows. So seeing that he wrote books about the Bible and Bible stories during the days he professed to being agnostic (admittedly feigned) is quite humorous and since I'd never actually come across one before I had to pick this up especially when I saw the gorgeous illustrations. Each page is devoted to one animal and has a paragraph of information, obviously the hippopotamous' is longer than the aurochs'. Berelson has used sepia tones and a medieval style to present slightly fantasized though realistic versions of the animals in his illustrations. This is a beautiful book to look at. Asimov's introduction is a combination of telling us how important the bible is while stating that it is all legends. Knowing his true beliefs he has actually written quite a friendly intro. about the Bible and the plants and animals mentioned. He hopes this book "will make the Bible mean just a little more to you." This is actually funny because 4 years later in 1982 he is quoted as saying in the secular humanist magazine, Free Inquiry, " I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time." Did he waste his time writing his bible story books for kids? Probably not, he got paid. Anyway, Asimov is a storyteller and has a nice narrative voice when writing non-fiction which is imperative when writing such for children. Thus, while each page only contains a snippet of text, it is engaging as well as interesting. Best feature is the compilation of Biblical beasts and the contemporary medieval-style illustrations. The book is a looker!
This reference book is appropriate for children of any age. Great text, wonderful illustrations, and helpful reminders about where in the Bible these animals are mentioned. I found this book at our local library. The 1978 hardcover was published by Doubleday & Co. A similar book, 95 Animals of the Bible, by Nancy Johnson is also excellent. Children love animals, so both the Asimov and Johnson books are great ways to help children become biblically literate.