5 11, 2013

Unusual Bible Interpretations – Joshua 5, part 4

By |2013-11-05T07:14:09-07:00November 5th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                                  Joshua Chapter 5- part 4                                                                                               Circumcision   We mentioned circumcision several times in this chapter. The following are some facts about it.                                            Circumcision’s origin is not Jewish             Some scholars[1] point to Exodus 4:24-26 where either Moses or his son is being attacked by an unknown source and Moses’s wife [...]

1 11, 2013

Unusual Bible Interpretations – Joshua 5 part 3

By |2013-11-01T04:53:48-07:00November 1st, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                                                             Strange details in Joshua chapter 5   The previous two parts to this chapter addressed general problems; this part 3 examines some specific points.   Numbers We should pay attention to the use of numbers in Scripture and in traditions associated with it as well as the number of times that the [...]

27 10, 2013

Unusual Bible Interpretations – Joshua 5, part 2

By |2013-10-27T06:56:54-07:00October 27th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                     Unusual Bible Interpretations                                                                                    Joshua                                                                            Chapter 5- part 2   The following discussion is from my book Maimonides and the Biblical Prophets.   “The Problem, My Dear Readers, Is Based on Wrong Assumptions!” If Joshua and Moses could respond to the difficulties raised by Joshua 5:2–9 and Exodus 4:24–26 discussed in [...]

27 10, 2013

Unusual Bible Interpretations – Joshua 5, part 1

By |2013-10-27T06:01:24-07:00October 27th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                            Unusual Bible Interpretations                                                                              Joshua                                                                      Chapter 5- part 1   Chapter 5 describes what the Israelites did when they first entered Canaan after wandering for some forty-years in the desert. The following discussion is from my book Maimonides and the Biblical Prophets.   “Joshua, Why Didn’t Moses Circumcise the Israelites Before [...]