Samson Raphael Hirsch wades into an intra-Christian controversy.
Can we believe the Torah? And can we find therein political wisdom?
When Satmar met Bible criticism.
On reading the Hebrew Bible in a spirit of intellectual honesty without losing your faith.
Academic Bible scholars should abandon their fixation on dating biblical texts.
The strengths and weaknesses of a recent study.
An impressive but flawed new book tries to do so.
To read the Bible as a great work, one must assume that it’s something more than a hodgepodge of disparate texts.
Samson Raphael Hirsh’s critique of biblical criticism.
(Although not always.)
Biblical criticism is never value-free. In itself that’s not a problem; the problem arises when readers don’t know what worldview a particular scholar brings to his or her work.