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Bible Review, Winter 1985



The Documentary Hypothesis in Trouble

By Joseph Blenkinsopp

The Pentateuch, or the five books of Moses—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy—how was it formed? What is the history of its composition? The traditional view of both Judaism and Christianity has been that it was written by Moses under divine inspiration. As early as...Read more ›

Tracing the Spread of Early Christianity Through Coins

By Stanley A. Hudson

Few events in human history have had the impact that the Christianization of the Roman Empire has had on Western civilization. The person chiefly responsible for bringing about this dramatic change was the Roman emperor Flavius Valerius Constantinus, Constantine the Great, who ruled...Read more ›

Continuity & Change in Israel’s Convenant with God

By Kevin G. O’Connell

Israel’s faith-history begins with the people’s response to their escape from Egypt under Moses’ leadership around 1275 B.C.1 What happened at the Exodus? A motley group of slaves, resident aliens in a hostile Egypt, escaped from oppression under the leadership of a certain...Read more ›

Who Asks (or Tells) God to Repent?

Other than Moses…

By David Noel Freedman

For several years now, I have been working jointly with Frank Andersen of the University of Queensland in Australia on a translation and commentary of Amos, the great eighth-century B.C. prophet. In the course of our detailed work, we have come to know the prophet quite well...Read more ›


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