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The teflon kid
I have a problem with Aaron, number two in the great and glorious epic that recounts the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. He is a man of peace. He succeeds at everything. Everyone admires, even loves him. Whether great...
Bible Review, August 1998
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
Of the 70 elders who advised Moses, why are these two the only ones mentioned by name?
Bible Review, April 1999
The ancestor of us all
Adam fathered not only Cain and Abel but, in his old age, a third son. What lessons can we draw from the life of this youngest child, who became the ancestor of us all?
Bible Review, October 1999
What an ugly and overwhelming story, that of Korah! Disconcerting on more than one level, distressing in more than one sense, it confronts the reader and forces him to reread it, so overwhelming and invasive is its perplexity. It is not at...
Bible Review, June 2000
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