Understanding the Deep Structures of Scripture
How will the people remain faithful to the covenant without Moses? For Deuteronomy, the answer is memory.
Achilles’ heel and Jacob’s heel are both points of weakness, but while Achilles’ weakness gets him killed, Jacob’s weakness saves him.
What, if anything, does the Bible actually say or imply about gender relations given the material world of Scripture? This series…
By Dr. Carol Meyers on September 9, 2020
Despite a common assumption, Israelite women were not dominated by men throughout ancient Israelite society.
Part of the A Gender Study: The Real Lives of Women and Men in the Bible series
By Dr. Dru Johnson on September 2, 2020
The Biblical Mind is a magazine meant to investigate and re-orient readers to the thinking of the biblical authors apparent in their texts.
By Dr. Michelle Knight on August 12, 2020
The Song of Deborah in the book of Judges demonstrates that Hebrew poetry is an appeal to reason just as much as it is an appeal to emotion.
By Arthur Keefer on August 6, 2020
Though most of the “virtues” in the Bible would have found little welcome in Aristotle’s world of Athens, some of the Bible—its Hebraic tradition especially—contains moral concepts that, in form, can be considered Aristotelian.
By Dr. Sandra Richter on July 30, 2020
God sustains his creation, but environmental stewardship is the responsibility of humans, who rule over creation in His stead, according to his standards.
By Dr. Jeremiah Unterman on July 29, 2020
Repentance in the Torah involved restitution for the wronged, responsibility from and grace for the wrongdoer, and justice within the whole community.
By Malcolm Guite on July 22, 2020
The poetic imagination is that faculty which allows an image to become laden with meaning. We use this faculty to understand biblical prophecy.
By Dr. Dru Johnson on July 16, 2020
God commands both work and rest, but neither of these provides our daily bread. Rather, they teach us to trust God to provide for our needs.
By Caio Peres on July 15, 2020
Realeza é um tema importante em toda a Bíblia Hebraica. Na narrativa da criação de Gênesis 1, YHWH qualifica a…
By Caio Peres on July 14, 2020
The Hebraic morals of kingship emerge in the struggle between Joseph and his brothers. This confounding story inverts the typical relationship between ruler and ruled.
Part of the Family Conflicts and the Restoration of the Cosmos series
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