“What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices?”
“They cannot be a light unto other nations who denigrate their own.”
Moses inaugurated Jewish national independence. The prophet Jeremiah comes to oversee its collapse.
A lesson from Jeremiah.
Why the northern kingdom provoked the prophets’ ire.
The book of Malachi, read on the Sabbath before Passover, marks the moment in Jewish history when priestly authority gave way to rabbinic judgment.
A voice of “blazing heat and pellucid clarity,” Nahum reminds us that, like justice and love, vengeance is an element of God’s being.
The “exodus tradition.”
One of the most famous moments in his prophetic career.
One of many shrines thought by local Jews to be the resting places of biblical figures.
The tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tevet (this year, January 1), is one of the more obscure and poorly understood dates on the. . .
The prophets repeatedly denounced their fellow Jews for worshiping at bamot (singular bamah), usually translated as “high places.” Yet other biblical passages seem to suggest. . .
Called to save the union, President Lincoln drew upon the Hebrew prophets, the New Testament as interpreted by St. Augustine, and the Baptists among whom he grew up.