The Year of Living Biblically

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The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
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Front cover of the hardcover edition
Author A. J. Jacobs
Country United states
Language English
Subject Old Testament, New Testament, Judaism, Christianity
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
2007
ISBN 0-7432-9147-6
OCLC 86038134
Dewey Decimal 220 22
LC Class BS511.3 .J33 2007

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to follow the Bible as Literally as Possible is a book by A. J. Jacobs, an editor at Esquire magazine, published in 2007. The book describes a year that the author said he spent trying to follow all the rules and guidelines he could find in the Bible, which turned out to be more than 700.

In the book, Jacobs discusses biblical rules, both the obscure and the well-known, and tries to follow them as literally as possible. He even attempts to stone an adulterer and to offer animal sacrifice. He also goes to visit numerous religious groups in order to show their particular views on the Bible, as well as their methods of worship. Some of the people Jacobs meets and talks to in the book:

Adaptation[edit]

In 2007, it was reported that the book was being adapted into a feature film to be produced by Paramount Pictures and Brad Pitt's Plan B production company and directed by Julian Farino.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Year of Living Biblically". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  2. ^ "Paramount Developing 'Year of Living Biblically'". Cinematical.com. 9 June 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 

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