Why the Torah Begins with the Letter Beit

By (author) Michael J. Alter

Hardback - £90.00

Publication date:

01 August 1998

Length of book:

318 pages

Publisher

Jason Aronson, Inc.

ISBN-13: 9780765799920

Why does the Torah begin with the letter beit, the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet? In seeking answers to this question, Michael J. Alter has gathered a wealth of material drawing from the Oral Law (Mishnah and Talmud), the Midrash, anonymous kabbalistic texts, and the works of many prominent rabbis, scribes, and writers spanning the past 2,000 years.