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How a story from the Talmud tainted a Bible professor with a charge of sexual harassment
Call it the case of a fictional falling man who threatens to cause the downfall of a real man, or call it a case of political correctness run amok. Whatever you call it, Graydon F. Snyder, a professor of New Testament at Chicago Theological Seminary, suddenly finds himself the most famous Bible...
Bible Review, August 1994
Expunging ancient Israel’s past
An increasingly modish—virulent?—strain of biblical scholarship concludes that the Bible is useless for reconstructing the history of ancient Israel. If this history can be reconstructed at all, it must be based solely on archaeological...
Bible Review, June 1997
Bible scholar Richard Elliott Friedman claims to have found the world’s first prose masterpiece embedded in the Bible. This hidden book, he claims, opens with the Creation and ends with the death of David. Our two-part coverage begins with an article by BR editor Hershel Shanks, who details Friedman’s unconventional theory. In part two, Friedman’s book serves as a springboard for a spirited discussion among three leading scholars on how the Bible came to be.
Bible Review, April 1999
A case of sexual harassment in ancient Babylon
True or not, Anita Hill told the story of her alleged sexual harassment by the now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to a nationwide television audience of millions, fascinated by the drama of sex and power. But Susanna was never given...
Bible Review, June 1992
New biography compares Israelite king to Saddam Hussein
Steven L. MacKenzie...King David: A Biography
Bible Review, December 2000
In the deft hands of Jerusalem artist Yehudit Shadur, simple sheets of paper are cut into intricate designs blending the poetic words and images of the Bible. A leading reviver of the traditional Jewish folk art of paper-cutting, Shadur...
Bible Review, Summer 1986
Few books of the Hebrew Bible have generated more controversy among both Jews and Christians than the Book of Esther. It has been...
Bible Review, Spring 1987
The case of the pious killer
For 2,000 years Jews and Christians have mentioned Queen Esther and the widow Judith in the same breath. And it’s not surprising. Both women are Jewish heroines in popular books named after them. Both women were beautiful, resourceful and...
Bible Review, February 1990
John Dominic Crossan...A Long Way from Tipperary: What a Former Irish Monk Discovered in His Search for the Truth A Memoir
Bible Review, October 2000
Cats can have nine lives, not people. But the case of Dead Sea Scroll specialist Geza Vermes will make you wonder. His remarkable life is now encapsulated in an autobiography, reviewed herein.
Bible Review, June 1999
I began the interview in his Lexington, Massachusetts home by asking Professor Cross if he recognized the following quotation: “The whole of the ancient Near East has been his bailiwick—its geography and archaeology, its languages and...
Bible Review, August 1992
You can’t understand Christian origins unless you understand the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. So says Professor James H. Charlesworth of Princeton Theological Seminary, and he is clearly riding the crest of modern scholarship. Nobody...
Bible Review, Summer 1987