Bibhistctxt takes on 'The Exodus Decoded'
Biblical Historical Context, "Israelite Origins: The Song of Deborah" (8.10.20), biblicalhistoricalcontext.com. In a surprising twist, the consensus view of modern scholars dates the song to an earlier period than traditional views would. As we’ve seen, modern scholarship dates the written form of the song to the 12th/11th centuries BCE, but the Talmud, in Baba Batra 14b, explains that “Samuel wrote the... Continue Reading →
Biblical Historical Context, "Israelite Origins: The Song of Deborah" (8.10.20), biblicalhistoricalcontext.com. Using English translations of the Bible it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the uniform English we read represents a uniform Hebrew beneath it. What’s actually the case is that different phases of the development of the Hebrew language are represented... Continue Reading →
Over on his blog, blogger @bibhistctxt has posted the latest in his series on the origins of ancient Israel, this time covering the Song of Deborah found in Judges 5. There is a general consensus among scholars that the Song of Deborah is old, perhaps even one of the oldest texts in the Hebrew Bible. As @bibhistctxt points... Continue Reading →
@andrewmarkhenry of the YouTube channel Religion for Breakfast recently published a short video on the number 666 that appears in Revelation 13:18. Following most scholars, Henry notes that the number is likely an example of gematria, the practice of using the numerical values of the letters in one's name to come up with a value... Continue Reading →
Here's the Weekly Roundup! Twitter user @bibhistctxt continues his series on Israelite origins with a post entitled "Israelite origins: Biblical Counter-narratives." I already posted a link to it on Twitter once but I wanted to highlight it again because it should be required reading for any would-be Christian apologists and anyone claiming to believe in... Continue Reading →
Over at his blog Biblical Historical Context, Twitter user and all-around good guy @bibhistctxt has started a series exploring the complex and controversial subject of the origins of Israel. His main audience appears to be fellow Christians but even those who don't believe will get a lot out of what he writes. (Unless some kind of... Continue Reading →