Category: Hebrew Scriptures

‘The Covenant’ by Bernard Lamborelle – A Critical Review

INTRODUCTION There are few books that having read and disagreed with that I nevertheless would recommend. The late John Sailhamer’s The Pentateuch as Narrative: A Biblical-Theological Commentary[1] comes to mind. Another is a volume written by Bernard Lamborelle, author of The Covenant: On the Origin of the… Continue Reading “‘The Covenant’ by Bernard Lamborelle – A Critical Review”

With Christian Apologists, It’s Never “Trust but Verify,” It’s Only Ever “Verify”

“The one who first states a case seems right, until the other comes and cross-examines.”Proverbs 18:17, NRSV INTRODUCTION In a prime example of “it takes one to know one,” many Christian apologists, for all their accusations that skeptics take biblical passages “out of context,”[1] have… Continue Reading “With Christian Apologists, It’s Never “Trust but Verify,” It’s Only Ever “Verify””

Three of My Favorite Renditions of Psalm 23

Despite the rather reductionistic takes from some of my atheist brethren, the Bible contains some rich and beautiful texts. One of them is Psalm 23, a song with which most people are familiar, at least in the Christian West. Though attributed to David, Israel’s… Continue Reading “Three of My Favorite Renditions of Psalm 23”

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Seed of a Woman

A response to Ray Comfort’s claim that the “seed of the woman” in Genesis 3:15 is an ovum.

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Clay Under a Seal

Does Job 38:12-14 refer to the earth’s spin on its axis?

My Appearance on ‘Apocalypse Here’

This past week I was invited to come on the YouTube channel Apocalypse Here to discuss the question, “What is the Bible?” The channel is run by Jon DePue and Laura Robinson, a pair of knowledgeable scholars who just happen to be married to… Continue Reading “My Appearance on ‘Apocalypse Here’”

Public Displays of the Ten Commandments: Which Version?

There’s more than one version of the Ten Commandments.

Evangelical Eisegesis: A Dalliance with Daniel #3 – Belshazzar, Nebuchadnezzar, and Nitocris

A look at a recent post by pop-apologist SJ Thomason on Belshazzar in the book of Daniel.

Book Review: ‘Jesus and the Forces of Death’ by Matthew Thiessen

A review of Matthew Thiessen’s 2020 volume ‘Jesus and the Forces of Death.’

Two Recent Pieces at TheTorah.com

Links to two recent pieces that appeared on TheTorah.com.