Daily Archives: October 28, 2008

An Addition in Exodus 22:25-27: Part 1

Source: Michael Fishbane’s Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel (New York: Oxford, 1988) 174. Exodus 22:25-27 states: “25 If you lend money to my people, to the poor among you, you shall not deal with them as a creditor; you shall … Continue reading

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Uninspired Canonical Books?

Source: Sid Z. Leiman, The Canonization of Hebrew Scripture: The Talmudic and Midrashic Evidence (Hamden: Archon, 1976). The rabbis distinguished between books of the Bible that defile the hands and those that do not. Many argue that they were disputing … Continue reading

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Aristotle’s God

Source: John M. Cooper, “Aristotle,” The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy, ed. David Sedley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003) 141-142. “Aristotle’s conception of god as the absolutely first cause and principle greatly influenced the development of Jewish, Christian, … Continue reading

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