Daily Archives: April 29, 2011

Tigay and Weinfeld on Passing through the Fire

I’ve been reading Jeffrey Tigay’s excurses in his Jewish Publication Society commentary on Deuteronomy.  What I like is Tigay’s clear explanation of the different scholarly positions on issues. In this post, I’ll talk about Tigay’s excursus on “Child Sacrifice and … Continue reading

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Concluding Lemche’s Early Israel

I finished up Niels Peter Lemche’s Early Israel.  I have four items: 1.  On pages 329-336, Lemche talks about the Sea of Reeds and Exodus 15.  He argues against S.I.L. Norin, whose position is that the union of the Exodus … Continue reading

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