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The do’s and don’ts before the Ten Commandments
The Law was given at Sinai. But what was the situation before Sinai? Was there no law then? Were the patriarchs free to do what they pleased, free from the constraints of law? More than 2,000 years ago, perhaps just as the ink used to write...
Bible Review, June 1996
The battle over the holy day at Dura-Europos
When the remote Roman fortress of Dura-Europos, overlooking the Euphrates, came under attack in the mid-third century C.E., the residents hastily fortified the city’s vulnerable western...
Bible Review, August 1996