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Biblical criticism

On reading the Hebrew Bible in a spirit of intellectual honesty without losing your faith.

Feb. 13 2020 12:01AM

Academic Bible scholars should abandon their fixation on dating biblical texts.

Benjamin Sommer
Dec. 27 2019 12:01AM

The strengths and weaknesses of a recent study.

Ysoscher Katz
Nov. 6 2019 12:01AM

An impressive but flawed new book tries to do so.

Feb. 13 2019 12:01AM

To read the Bible as a great work, one must assume that it’s something more than a hodgepodge of disparate texts.

Jerome Marcus
Aug. 29 2017 12:01AM

Samson Raphael Hirsh’s critique of biblical criticism.

Aug. 11 2017 12:01AM

Source criticism has failed, and a systemic bias pervades academic biblical studies. But computational linguistics promises to open up the Bible in new and reliable ways.

Aug. 2 2017 12:01AM

Biblical criticism is never value-free. In itself that’s not a problem; the problem arises when readers don’t know what worldview a particular scholar brings to his or her work.

July 26 2017 12:01AM

Don’t dismiss all perspectives of contemporary biblical scholarship as the imaginative or tainted products of liberal bias.

July 25 2017 12:01AM

There is a liberal slant in biblical studies, but it has an older and more persistent source than merely the general liberalism or leftism of today’s academy.

July 17 2017 12:01AM

Academic scrutiny of scripture, a discipline prey to intellectual fashion since its inception, is today pursued by many in the service of secular liberal positions.

July 10 2017 12:01AM

Breaking down the firewall between the Bible and Jewish tradition.

Benjamin Sommer
June 9 2017 12:01AM