Daily Archives: February 24, 2011

Numbers 16: Three Approaches

In my write-up today of Robert Alter’s The Art of Biblical Narrative, I want to talk about Alter’s approach to Numbers 16, which is about the rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.  Before I get into Alter’s literary treatment of … Continue reading

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“Two Thousand Miles for a Five Minute Speech”

In Booker T. Washington’s Up from Slavery, I read Chapter 13, “Two Thousand Miles for a Five Minute Speech.” In this chapter, we see some of the usual themes that appear throughout the book, in some way, shape, or form: … Continue reading

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