The making of a biblical hero.
Reading Joseph through Jacob and Esau.
The argument over Sodom and the meaning of prayer.
The contradictions of Shechem.
And how the Flood changed him.
Built in the image of man, does a robot bear the image of God?
Seeing the tale of Abraham and Sarah through mature eyes.
Casting the story of Abraham in a different light.
The exiles from Judah clung to the conviction that it was their own God who had brought humanity into being.
What the Maccabees called their enemies reveals much about how both cultures saw themselves and what the conflict between them meant for the world.
The taming of the shrewd.
“You will give truth to Jacob, lovingkindness to Abraham.”
What’s behind the mysterious “sons of God” and “daughters of men” in Genesis?