The former seeks answers; the latter seeks the questions that can help situate human beings existentially and rationally within the universe.
Renewing the covenant.
Economic history, hidden in dung.
Like Walt Whitman in Song of Myself, the Hebrew Bible is large, it contains multitudes.
Larger and more advanced than previously thought.
He built a wall, a tunnel, and a toilet.
Reading and interpreting the Bible from within the fishbowl of our own cultural assumptions, we fail to understand it on its own terms.
No balm in Gilead, but you can now find some near Jericho.
The story of Joseph sets up two archetypes: the righteous dreamer (Joseph) and the flawed but penitent sinner (his brother Judah). Both have a place in the tradition, but one is preferred.
The fauna of the Bible.
Conferring an air of legality on the murder of Naboth.
The real message of the golden calf?