- Sullivan, Evelin
The Concise Book of Lying
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2001, Hard Cover, , First Edition, ISBN 374128685 , Very Good /Very Good
334 pp. Light wear to dust jacket and book. Not a remainder. Prologue, In the Beginning: The Bible, A Casebook, Deception at First Light; The Anatomy of Lying: Why Liars Lie, How to Weave, and Sell, a Tangled Web, The High Cost of Lying; The Lying Mind: Liars, Liars, Liars!, Deep Down, I Knew . . .; Lie Detection Modern and Ancient: The APEX Truth Meter, The Ordeal; Lying to the Enemy: Generals, Greeks, and Other Liars, The Briar Patch Revisited, Even Educated Flies Do It; Epilogue, Noes, Bibliography, Acknowledgments, Index. 'Still, on many occasions God wholeheartedly approves, in one case even of the violation of a treaty and outright treachery. The captain of the army of Jabin, king of Canaan, while fleeing from a battle with the Israelites, comes to the tent of the wife of Heber the Kenite. There is peace between Jabin and Heber, and Heber's wife comes out of the tent and says to the captain, ''Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not.'' He does, and she covers him with a mantle and gives him milk for his thirst. Then when he falls asleep, she takes a tent spike and hammer and drives the spike through his temples into the ground. Her deception and trachery are lauded: ''So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel'' (Judges 4:23)'