Biblical criticism

Did ancient rabbis get their idea of divine law from the ancient Greeks?

Richard Hidary, Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Christine Hayes and Benjamin Sommer
April 7 2016 12:01AM

A participatory theory of revelation.

March 31 2016 12:01AM

Why is the founder of the Israelite kingdom portrayed in so many shades of gray?

Joel Kaminsky
Sept. 30 2015 12:01AM

An interview with the author of Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition.

May 19 2015 12:01AM

“Reading the Bible was a kind of escape from Russia.”

Serge Frolov
May 6 2015 12:01AM

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

March 23 2015 12:01AM

The extent to which biblical criticism challenges believers has been vastly exaggerated; there is no reason to doubt the core of the Bible’s presentation of Israel’s history.

March 16 2015 12:01AM

The exodus as we know it didn’t happen. But it’s a great story.

March 12 2015 12:01AM

An event like the exodus can’t be “proved” in the manner of a scientific experiment. The way to judge is through the adding-up of suggestive details and reliable witnesses.

March 9 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

By the beginning of the 21st century, Bible scholars had become divided into rival interpretive schools, each locked into its own rigid orthodoxies, writes Mark. . .

Marc McEntire
Oct. 29 2014 12:01AM

Academic study of the Bible in order to shed light on its origins presents a theological minefield; but this does not mean that traditionalist Jews. . .

Gil Student
Sept. 9 2014 12:01AM

At an academic conference in the heart of the Bible Belt, an Orthodox Jew savors the variety and profundity of shared religious experience.

March 26 2014 12:01AM

The Reform and Conservative branches of the Jewish religious world have been eager to institute gay marriage. The only outlier is Orthodoxy. What's at stake?

Sam Schulman
Feb. 2 2014 11:00PM