16 07, 2018

Who really was the Biblical David

By |2018-07-16T05:55:23-07:00July 16th, 2018|Thoughts|

Most people read what people say is in the Bible even though the Bible does not say what they are told it says. Frequently, the Bible actually says the opposite of what rabbis, priests, and ministers say is in the text. For example, in “Who Really Was the Biblical David?” I examined I Samuel 16-31, [...]

28 06, 2018

Midrashim on the Goliath Story

By |2018-06-28T05:07:39-07:00June 28th, 2018|Thoughts|

Maimonides wrote in his essay called Chelek that people who think that what midrashim say is true are fools, those who reject them out of hand because they are not true are also fools; people need to realize that the rabbis wrote midrashim as teaching tools, as parables to teach Jews how to behave. The [...]