Joshua Berman

About the author

Joshua Berman is professor of Bible at Bar-Ilan University and a research fellow at the Herzl Institute. His new book, Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism, is forthcoming in June from Oxford University Press.

Reading and interpreting the Bible from within the fishbowl of our own cultural assumptions, we fail to understand it on its own terms.

Jan. 9 2017 12:01AM

How a Bible scholar with a yen for scuba diving ended up introducing Judaism to Christians on a remote island in Fiji.

July 9 2015 12:01AM

Why some scholars want to see the exodus as just a great story.

March 23 2015 12:01AM

Many are sure that one of Judaism’s central events never happened. Evidence, some published here for the first time, suggests otherwise.

March 2 2015 12:01AM

A reply to my respondents.

Dec. 25 2013 8:45PM
The Jewish Legal Tradition and Its Discontents
Dec. 1 2013 10:24PM