But the exiles still had reason to weep.
Storehouses for the wealth of priests.
A mob built the Golden Calf; a community built the Tabernacle.
A derived translation of the Hebrew Bible’s ḥesed, which focuses on action and deeds for others, lovingkindness as understood today focuses on internal feeling.
And one verse of Isaiah.
The work of Zechariah ben Anan.
“We shall do and we shall understand.”
On reading the Hebrew Bible in a spirit of intellectual honesty without losing your faith.
Stemming from a God who stands above nature.
After vanishing for over a millennium.
Perhaps they weren’t so multitudinous after all.
Joseph, Daniel, and Tobit.