12 10, 2018

Fascinating ideas of Arnold Ehrlich on Noah and Abraham

By |2018-10-12T06:37:29-07:00October 12th, 2018|Thoughts|

             The great scholar Arnold Ehrlich (1848-1919) authored Mikra Kipheshuto, “The Bible Literally,” in three Hebrew volumes.[1] His ideas are frequently unconventional, even untraditional – for example, he denied that Kings David and Solomon ever existed – yet his ideas are generally very intelligent and thought provoking. The following are [...]

5 11, 2017

The biblical Noah and the Gilgamesh Myth

By |2017-11-05T05:44:25-07:00November 5th, 2017|Thoughts|

                                        There are remarkable similarities between the biblical story of the flood and the more ancient version of Gilgamesh. The Babylonian epic Gilgamesh was written around 2000 BCE and has survived in several versions. It predates [...]

29 09, 2013

Noach – The biblical story of a flood raises questions

By |2013-09-29T07:02:06-07:00September 29th, 2013|Thoughts|

  The following is a brief version of an excerpt from “Beyond the Bible Text” by Rabbi Dr. Stanley Wagner and me that was published in September 2013. We usually put three articles for each biblical portion, generally discussing thought-provoking subjects that people will not find elsewhere. This week’s essay is from Noach (Genesis 6:9 [...]