Daily Archives: May 20, 2011

The Decalogue: Organizing the Book of Exodus

This will be the last post of my series on pages 275-278 of David Aaron’s Etched in Stone.  On these pages, Dr. Aaron summarizes what he believes were the stages of the Decalogue tradition.  I’ll give you the gist so … Continue reading

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Van Seters’ Historical Arguments Regarding the Patriarchs

I’m continuing my way through John Van Seters’ Abraham in History and Tradition.  Here are three items. 1.  A significant point that Van Seters makes is that the patriarchal narratives have anachronisms: they locate things from the first millennium B.C.E. … Continue reading

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