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the land of israel

ethics | Debt | Hebrew Bible | social issues | Community

Debt and the Land

The ethics of debt forgiveness have to account for more than just the debtor-creditor relationship

May 27, 2021
Settlers

Israel | Hebrew Bible | political religion | right-wing | White evangelical Christians

Revisiting Jericho

The Biblical exegesis of violence in America and Israel

March 4, 2021
marchers

Hebrew Bible | political religion | Evangelicalism | Christian Right

A Biblical Attack on the Capitol?

The alternative facts and faulty exegesis behind Evangelicals' "Biblical worldview."

January 14, 2021
Protest

#blacklivesmatter | Hebrew Bible | prophets

A Legal Perversion of Justice

Breonna Taylor's death and the lawlessness of law and order

October 19, 2020
Bathsheba mourning Uriah

Hebrew Bible | Biblical narratives | slavery | culture wars

Imagining History without Heroes and Villains

What the Hebrew Bible can teach Americans about reckoning with the fallenness of our nation's founders

September 14, 2020

Bible | Hebrew Bible

The Bible as/and Literature

W. W. Norton & Company’s recent publication of Robert Alter’s The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary is at once a cultural accomplishment of a very high order, and an opportunity to think about the places and the spaces that “the Bible” occu...

February 18, 2019

Martin Buber | Hebrew Bible | I and Thou | Franz Rosenzweig | history | saga | Moses | Van Wyck Brooks | usable history | Hebrew Humanism

A Legacy Greater Than “I-Thou”: A Usable Bible and a Usable Martin Buber

What can German-Jewish philosopher Martin Buber still offer us fifty years after his death? Best known for his landmark book, I and Thou, which describes the possibility of encountering God when fully present to another person, Buber (1878-1965) w...

November 12, 2015