Biblical criticism

There is a liberal slant in biblical studies, but it has an older and more persistent source than merely the general liberalism or leftism of today’s academy.

July 17 2017 12:01AM

Academic scrutiny of scripture, a discipline prey to intellectual fashion since its inception, is today pursued by many in the service of secular liberal positions.

July 10 2017 12:01AM

Breaking down the firewall between the Bible and Jewish tradition.

Benjamin Sommer
June 9 2017 12:01AM

A secular victory at the International Bible Quiz.

Gabi Avital
May 8 2017 12:01AM

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.

Benjamin Sommer
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.

Benjamin Sommer
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.

Benjamin Sommer
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