Hebrew Bible

And its journeys from the Arabian Peninsula to the Mediterranean.

Elise Vernon Pearlstine
June 15 2022 12:01AM

The language of Homer delights in illuminating the world at length. The language of the Bible, by contrast, is compact, but fraught with the agitated flow of emotions.

June 2 2022 12:01AM

A laborer complains about an abusive boss.

Henry Abramson
May 23 2022 12:01AM

Jewish universalism has never thrived without particularism.

May 16 2022 12:01AM

The signal achievement of Genesis is to find heroism not just on the field of battle—where Odysseus, too, excels—but on the hardscrabble ground of everyday life.

May 4 2022 12:01AM

The Abraham Accords and the Egyptian roots of Passover.

April 15 2022 12:01AM

As the Jewish people begins to celebrate Passover, a political philosopher asks how Exodus can clear up the ways that the left and right misunderstand what it takes to be free.

April 15 2022 12:01AM

Why, in the Hebrew Bible and the Odyssey alike, does the overweening human ambition to become somebody end in lowly banishment and dispersion?

April 13 2022 12:01AM

One recent Saturday morning, I was following the Torah portion from a late-13th-century manuscript and noticed some strange faded text and stress lines. What did they mean?

April 11 2022 12:01AM

Beware the Teflon gossip.

April 8 2022 12:01AM

“An earthquake in biblical scholarship” is how the discovery has been described. That’s true, as are the connections it reveals between ancient languages and modern ones.

April 6 2022 12:01AM

Why not throw out troubling parts of the Bible?

April 1 2022 12:01AM

It is praiseworthy to die for God, but even better to live for Him.

March 25 2022 12:01AM