What it really means By Marvin H. Pope

On Palm Sunday, millions of Christians will again welcome Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with the familiar words of Matthew 21:9:1 “Hosanna to the Son of David!a Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” Almost all of the worshippers will suppose, if they think about it […]

Is It Possible to Understand the Book of Job?
A sensitive new reading of one of the most puzzling and powerful books in the Bible By David Noel Freedman

The book of Job, one of the world’s greatest literary works, is better known for the problems it poses and the issues it spawns than for its answers and resolutions. While to the untutored eye, Job (at least in translation) reads smoothly from the beginning to end and exhibits cohesion amid diversities, more […]

A New Challenge to the Documentary Hypothesis
Have modern scholars failed to appreciate the overall structure in Genesis 1–11? By P. Kyle McCarter Jr.

The documentary hypothesis states that the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, is a compilation of several originally independent documents. Ancient editors or redactors collected these documents, which had been composed at various points in the history of the ancient community, and combined them in a single extended narrative. In this way […]


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Love and marriage
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The Sharon—symbol of God’s abundance