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Bible Review, February 2002



The Un-Gospel of John

By Robin Griffith-Jones

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God” (John 1:1). With this wonderfully poetic opening verse, John sets the tone for his entire gospel and defines its...Read more ›

Esther Not Judith

Why one made it and the other didn’t

By Sidnie White Crawford

Brave, wise and stunningly beautiful, Esther and Judith have much in common. Both Jewish heroines live under foreign domination. Both risk their lives to save their people from oppression. One of the few differences between the two women is that Judith is openly pious and...Read more ›

Babel und Bibel und Bias

How anti-Semitism distorted Friedrich Delitzsch’s scholarship

By Bill T. ArnoldDavid B. Weisberg

Bible scholars don’t often become famous. And they certainly don’t do it overnight. But that’s what Friedrich Delitzsch did, 100 years ago. Already known among scholars as a leading Semitist and historian, Delitzsch had published the standard dictionary of Akkadian (the Assyrian-Babylonian language), a grammar of Akkadian...Read more ›