Daily Archives: November 19, 2008

Deuteronomy 23, the Bible, and the Rabbis

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 343. “The day of the assembly of witnesses was also of general importance, on account of…questions that were discussed. [One] question arose thus. A … Continue reading

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In the Sea-Storm

Source: John Sellars, Stoicism (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006) 66. “According to Gellius’ account, the passage from Epictetus said the following. It argued that the impressions we receive that present external objects to us are not within our control. … Continue reading

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Nova on the Bible

I just watched the Nova program on the Bible’s Buried Secrets. It had on a few scholars whom I saw or met in Israel. In terms of its perspective, it pretty much followed William Dever’s ideology: minimalist on the Exodus … Continue reading

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Moses, Peter, and Get Out of Jail Free

Source: Harold W. Attridge, “Historiography,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 167. “Moses, after the burning bush encounter, returns to Egypt where he is imprisoned. He miraculously escapes when, during the night, … Continue reading

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