Daily Archives: September 30, 2011

A Good Side to Harold Lauder

For my write-up today on Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition, I’ll revise somewhat my impression of Harold Lauder.  In my post here, I said that my impression of Harold as he appears in the book was … Continue reading

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Egyptian and Greek Influence on Jewish Religion

I finished The Cambridge History of Judaism, Volume Three: The Early Roman Period.  I particularly liked J. Gwyn Griffiths’ essay, “The legacy of Egypt in Judaism”.  Griffiths asks: Why should we assume that Jews absorbed such ideas as post-mortem judgment … Continue reading

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