Daily Archives: May 9, 2011

Public and Private Oracles

On page 384 of his Jewish Publication Society commentary on Numbers, Jacob Milgrom distinguishes between Mari prophecy and the prophecy in the Hebrew Bible: “At Mari the prophet delivers the divine message only to the king never to the people.  … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion

Coming Soon…

This coming Friday (May 13) will be the date of the very last Smallville episode—after a ten-year run.  In honor of Smallville, I will list my fifteen favorite Smallville episodes on this blog.  It’s a tough choice, since there were … Continue reading

Posted in Smallville, Television

Transgenerational Punishment

For my write-up today of Moshe Weinfeld’s Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School, I will talk about Weinfeld’s discussion on pages 317-319 of divine retribution on individuals. Deuteronomy 7:10 says that God destroys those who hate him “to his face”, which … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion