Hebrew Bible

The former seeks answers; the latter seeks the questions that can help situate human beings existentially and rationally within the universe.

Jan. 23 2017 12:01AM

Renewing the covenant.

Jonathan Sacks
Jan. 20 2017 12:01AM

In the Jewish tradition, the summit of religious awareness is to know that God is ultimately unknowable.

Jan. 19 2017 12:01AM

Economic history, hidden in dung.

James Rogers
Jan. 16 2017 12:01AM

Like Walt Whitman in Song of Myself, the Hebrew Bible is large, it contains multitudes.

Jan. 16 2017 12:01AM

Larger and more advanced than previously thought.

Robin Ngo
Jan. 11 2017 12:01AM

He built a wall, a tunnel, and a toilet.

Joshua Gelernter
Jan. 10 2017 12:01AM

Reading and interpreting the Bible from within the fishbowl of our own cultural assumptions, we fail to understand it on its own terms.

Jan. 9 2017 12:01AM

No balm in Gilead, but you can now find some near Jericho.

Ruth Eglash
Jan. 6 2017 12:01AM

As the latest attempt to draw universal ethical principles from the Bible shows, philosophical investigation of its text offers the prospect of great rewards—and grave dangers.

Jan. 3 2017 12:01AM

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.

Dec. 22 2016 12:01AM

The fauna of the Bible.

Natan Slifkin
Dec. 22 2016 12:01AM

Conferring an air of legality on the murder of Naboth.

Shalom Holtz
Dec. 16 2016 12:01AM

The real message of the golden calf?

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
Dec. 13 2016 12:01AM