Daily Archives: May 17, 2011

Concluding Sparks’ Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Israel

I finished Kenton Sparks’ Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Israel.  Here are two items: 1.  Regarding Abraham, Sparks states on page 327: “The Abraham figure first appeared in the book of Ezekiel as the forefather of the Judean remnant community.  … Continue reading

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The Decalogue: The Proto-Narrative

On pages 275-278 of Etched in Stone, David Aaron lists what he believes were the stages in the development of the Decalogue traditions.  I will blog about these pages using my “one bite at a time” approach of making a … Continue reading

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