Project status

My ‘reading’ project is now at 25% and progressing. About 3 years still to run I expect. Latest status is here.

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Stats on the shape of the musical line in the Bible

In my regular blog place, I have been posting stats this month after getting all the coded Bible into my database. E.g. here

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Deborah Orr Dismisses Anglicanism pt. 1

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I know nothing about Deborah Orr.

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Exploring the Role of a Cannon-Within-the-Canon in Biblical Interpretation, part 7

Middle ground well expressed

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The Inevitability of Presuppositions
From the outset of these posts, it has been noted that the terms canon-within-the-canon and inner canon carry a large variety of meanings. Because of the high probability of misunderstanding in the short hand use of these terms it is suggested that neither is a very useful term. Rather more helpfully, all the multiplicity of issues can be sensibly subsumed into the bigger question of presuppositions in biblical interpretation. Whilst the idea of presuppositions is an even bigger issue than that of an inner canon, it is suggested that this plurality of meaning is more generally recognised by those who use this term.

There is an additional reason for being cautious about the concept of an inner canon. Some use the term in a much more serious sense than others, to the point where the canon is itself being questioned. If the term inner canon has…

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Baruch Schwartz: Did Moses Really write the Torah?

Biblical Studies Online

Baruch SchwartzCan “a sincere, religious commitment to traditional Judaism can be reconciled with the non-Mosaic origin of the Torah?”

Professor Baruch Schwartz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) addresses this topic as part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP).

Personally, I have arrived at the conclusion that there is no contradiction whatsoever between fidelity to the critical method of studying the Bible and commitment to Jewish belief and practice.
Q & A with Dr. Baruch J. Schwartz

The talk “Moses Wrote This Torah’ [Deuteronomy 31:9]: Did He Really?” is available in m4a audio format:

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Jon D. Levenson on the Akedah / Sacrifice of Isaac

Biblical Studies Online

Professor Jon D. Levenson (Harvard Divinity School) delivered three talks on the Akedah, or sacrifice of Isaac, in Genesis 22, as part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP).

The talks are available in m4a audio format:

Midrash: What Bothered the Rabbis In Genesis 22 (July 8, 2008)

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The Afterlife of the Story In Judaism (With A Glance At Christianity & Islam, Too) (July 9, 2008)

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The Artistry of Genesis 22 (July 11, 2008)

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Gentleness Manifesto #1

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I have been thinking somewhat sadly about gentleness.

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