18 10, 2017

A neglected biblical book: Chronicles

By |2017-10-18T07:29:49-07:00October 18th, 2017|Thoughts|

  Chronicles, books I and II, were originally a single book, but were, like Samuel and Kings, divided into two simply because the books were too long to be held in a single scroll. Chronicles together with the books of Ezra and Nehemiah tell the story of the Jews from Adam down to the fourth [...]

17 05, 2017

The Rape of Tamar

By |2017-05-17T04:40:36-07:00May 17th, 2017|Thoughts|

I am writing a couple of books about King David. Here is a draft of one chapter.                                                                              [...]

22 12, 2016

Rape in the Bible

By |2016-12-22T07:33:31-07:00December 22nd, 2016|Thoughts|

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14 09, 2016

The strange origin of a law

By |2016-09-14T04:54:57-07:00September 14th, 2016|Thoughts|

                                                                                                            The [...]

2 05, 2014

Judges 11- An introduction to the saga of Jephthah

By |2014-05-04T09:10:40-07:00May 2nd, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                                      Chapter 11                                                           The Jephthah Saga – An Introduction   The rather strange often misunderstood saga of Jephthah begins at the end of Judges 10, in verses 17 and 18, continues in chapter 11, and ends in the middle of chapter 12, in verse 7.[1] Seven things are worth noting:   [...]

27 07, 2011

King David with all of his faults

By |2011-07-27T04:35:46-07:00July 27th, 2011|Book Reviews|

The Life of David By Robert Pinsky Nextbook, 2005, 217 pages     Was King David pious? Was he a holy man who was divinely inspired to compose the biblical book of Psalms, the charismatic ideal leader whose offspring would never cease to lead Israel because he was so good, whose descendant would be the [...]