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THE BIBLICAL MIND
November 15, 2022
Abstract A raft of recent “philosophical” interpretations have emerged within biblical studies. They have in common the expectation that ideas…
By Dr. Gary Edward Schnittjer on March 9, 2022
Torah’s use of pronouns resists today’s strident commitment to self-autonomy. It does not merely present a collective identity in its place.
By Dr. Will Kynes on August 18, 2021
I’m grateful to my friend and Society of Biblical Literature Wisdom in Cognate and Israelite Traditions program unit co-chair, Mark…
By Dr. Michael LeFebvre on July 28, 2021
Michael LeFebvre notes several literary features for a fresh look at the decalogue’s structure and how punctuation aids its interpretation.
By Dr. Mark Sneed on July 14, 2021
I have already reviewed Will Kynes’s book, An Obituary for “Wisdom Literature,” in many ways magisterial, elsewhere. I am here…
By Dr. Will Kynes on May 18, 2021
This essay was adapted from a talk for Union Presbyterian Seminary’s Wisdom Webinar on April 27, 2021. At the Annual…
By Dr. Avital Hazony Levi on April 6, 2021
Abstract Philosophers commonly assume that worship is a universal attitude. Two major approaches see worship as a sui generis attitude or as…
February 25, 2021
This article makes a case that the ancient Israelite tribes and peoples formed a legitimately self-governing society.
By Dr. Joshua Berman on July 23, 2020
Abstract The book of Deuteronomy has a dual agenda in its blueprint for the polity. First it rejects the exclusionary…
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