Daily Archives: May 29, 2011

My Experience with The Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, and Historical Criticism

I’m reading Jon Levenson’s The Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, and Historical Criticism. If I wanted my friends and relatives outside of the realm of academic biblical studies to understand me better, I’d give them this book—or some variation of … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion

Never Alone

At church this morning, the sermon was good. It was about loneliness, and how Jesus Christ lives inside of us. As the hymn by the Gaithers goes: “Because he lives, I can face tomorrow. Because he lives, all fear is … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Little House, Religion, Ronald Reagan

Mettinger on Mowinckel’s Critics

In this post, I’ll be looking at Tryggve Mettinger’s discussion of critiques of Sigmund Mowinckel in In Search of God. A significant element of Sigmund Mowinckel’s interpretation of the Psalms was the autumn New Year’s festival, which was about the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion

Don’t Interrupt the Exodus-Conquest Story!

My Hebrew Bible comp is rapidly approaching.  I have read a lot of books over these past five months, as my regular readers know.  But I have also read some book reviews.  This afternoon, I was reading Sam Wheeler’s review … Continue reading

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