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The root of hostility
The seminal historical circumstance in the hostility between Christians and Jews was, I believe, the conflict over whether gentiles could be converted to Christianity without undergoing...
Bible Review, February 1991
Melodies, morals and biblical interpretations in Byzantium
Sermons in stone,” “sermons in glass”—these multimedia figures of speech should surprise no one, since for long periods of time and in a broad range of places the largely illiterate...
Bible Review, April 1991
Does the Samaritan community in Nablus have a Torah Scroll written by Aaron’s great-grandson?
A small group of Samaritans—they now number fewer than 300—continues to live in ancient Shechem (modern Nablus on the West Bank) at the foot of their holy mountain, Mt. Gerizim. They claim to have the oldest Torah (the Pentateuch, or five...
Bible Review, October 1991