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Monthly Archives: August 2010
Messiness and Chaos; Judah Halevi
1. In my assigned reading of L.D. Reynolds and N.G. Wilson’s Scribes and Scholars today, I read the authors’ discussion of textual criticism. They referred to the stemmatic method, which aims to arrive at the “correct” reading of a text, … Continue reading
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1. In Bringing the Hidden to Light, I read Anne Lapidus Lerner’s essay, “Rib Redux: The Essentialist Eve.” Lerner refers to the rabbinic view that God created the first human being as an andrygone, and split it apart into male … Continue reading
The Other; Triumph of the Trophies
1. In my reading today of In the Beginning, Henri Blocher talks about God making male and female. Blocher believes that men and women are equal, yet he thinks that women shouldn’t be preachers. I guess that would make him … Continue reading
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II Kings 20
For my weekly quiet time this week, I studied II Kings 20. King Hezekiah of Judah is sick, and Isaiah the prophet tells him that he’s about to die. Hezekiah then prays to live, appealing to the perfection of his … Continue reading
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My Mom recommended an article to me a week or so ago: Amy Hollywood’s Spiritual but Not Religious: The vital interplay between submission and freedom. Amy Hollywood teaches at Harvard Divinity School, and her article is about how many people nowadays … Continue reading
Jonah: Double Type, Tired Old Man; Simplistic Diversification
1. In Bringing the Hidden to Light, I read Robert Harris’ essay, “Contextual Reading: Rabbi Eliezer of Beaugency’s Commentary on Jonah”. Dr. Harris teaches at Jewish Theological Seminary, and, even though I saw him at weekly Bible lunches, I never … Continue reading
The Donkey in the Temple; I Wasn’t Crazy!; Andrew Marin’s Apology
1. In Bringing the Hidden to Light, I read Benjamin Ravid’s “Biblical Exegesis a la Mercantilism and Raison d’etat in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Discorso of Simone Luzzatto”. Simone Luzzatto in the seventeenth century responded to Tacitus’ anti-Jewish comments, for they … Continue reading
Qoheleth the Accountant; Teaching Kids the Not-So-Neat
1. In Bringing the Hidden to Light, I read Stephen Garfinkel’s essay, “Qoheleth: The Philosopher Means Business”. Dr. Garfinkel taught a class on Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes) when I was at Jewish Theological Seminary, but (for reasons I don’t remember) I didn’t … Continue reading
Rosenbaum on the Suffering Servant; Soloveitchik on Medicine
1. In Bringing the Hidden to Light, I read Michael Rosenbaum’s “‘You Are My Servant’: Ambiguity and Deutero-Isaiah.” Before I discuss his article, I have a question. Wasn’t the guy who played Lex Luthor on Smallville named “Michael Rosenbaum”? This … Continue reading
Scribes and Scholars 1; How Many Plagues?
1. At the Hebrew Union College library today, I read the first 86 pages of L.D. Reynolds’ Scribes and Scholars. Reynolds talks about the Alexandrian method of text criticism, which marked with an obelos the parts of a text that … Continue reading
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