Grace Schulman wrote, “Bloom’s vision that the J author was a privileged and erudite woman is startling but convincing.…” Northrop Frye wrote, “The Book of J clearly highlights one of the major problems in Western culture: the fact that the Jehovah [sic] of the Old Testament is not a theological god at all but an intensely human character as violent and unpredictable as King Lear.” And Richard Howard wrote, “To read Bloom here is to become, a while, incandescent.”