Daily Archives: November 5, 2009

God in the Ancient Near East

I started Michael Fishbane’s Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003) today.  Here are two points that stood out to me: 1.  On page 33, Fishbane cites an article by Morton Smith entitled “The Common Theology … Continue reading

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Justice and Mercy, The Suffering Father

Stephen Fraade, “Sifre Deuteronomy (Ad Deut. 3:23): How Conscious the Composition?”, Hebrew Union College Annual 54 (1983) 245-302. I’m not going to interact with specific passages here, but I’ll mention two points in this article that stood out to me.  … Continue reading

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