Daily Archives: November 7, 2008

Fishbane on Numbers 15, Part 2

Source: Michael Fishbane’s Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel (New York: Oxford, 1988) 191. Fishbane believes that Numbers 15:25-26 expands on Leviticus 4:20. He thinks the italicized parts are the addition. (Citations are from the New Revised Standard Version.) Leviticus 4:20: … Continue reading

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Pharisees and Law

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 49-50. “[The Pharisees’] work commenced with the reorganization of the Synhedrion. The Sadducean members were deprived of their seats, the penal code which they … Continue reading

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Philo on Logos

Source: Peder Borgen, “Philo of Alexandria,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 273. “Philo’s technical use of the term Logos connotes God’s mental activity during the act of creating. The Logos, one … Continue reading

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Perception and Narrative

There’s one thing that Sarah Palin has taught me: People emplot reality in different ways. I was reminded of that as I read various stories today on the feuds among McCain’s staff. Some of his staff anonymously portray Sarah Palin … Continue reading

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