Why does Moses order every Levite to practice fratricide?
Did Pharaoh’s baker use conical molds?
Does the preservation of the covenant depend upon repeated revelations and direct divine encounters, or are there more permanent ways?
God’s proposed covenant does not look to men of virtue or point to rule by philosophers or kings or prophets. The covenant is made with each and every person.
Why is the Lord so adamant about obliterating Amalek, and why does He make His intentions known?
It’s what the Puritans did.
And for why it matters.
The author of our April essay joins us to talk about how to read the book of Exodus, how the Israelites became a people, and plenty more.
He is still full of hope, and so—in replying to those who would misunderstand me and my method of reading the Bible—am I.
A famous and sorely misunderstood painting of Napoleon touching plague victims in Palestine illuminates the current moment.