Daily Archives: March 15, 2011

Altar, Altar!

I’m continuing my way through John Van Seters’ Life of Moses.  Here are some items: 1.  If the Yahwist is exilic, as Van Seters argues, then how does one account for the laws about the altar in Exodus 20:24-26?  Why … Continue reading

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Ruether on Religious Apocalyptic

In my reading today of Rosemary Ruether’s Gaia and God, I read Chapter 3, “Religious Narratives of World Destruction.”  In this chapter, Ruether discusses and critiques apocalypticism. On page 62, Ruether states the following about the Sumerian flood that she … Continue reading

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