The teflon kid By Elie Wiesel

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 or small, they need him, his understanding and his mediation. Whatever […]

From the Land of the Bow
Black soldiers in the ancient Near East By J. Daniel Hays

029Jerusalem was under siege.

Men are from Judah, Women are from Bethlehem
How a modern bestseller illuminates Book of Ruth By Denise Dick Herr

I always believed that the world portrayed in the Bible was very different from the one that I inhabit in 20th-century western Canada, with my career, computer and cross-country skis. But recently my attitude has changed somewhat. After comparing the insights on cross-gender communication expressed in such popular books as John Gray’s Men […]

God’s Vineyard
Isaiah’s prophecy as vintner’s textbook By Carey Ellen Walsh

Isaiah’s Song of the Vineyard is one of the most vivid and precise poetic passages in the Bible. In seven verses (Isaiah 5:1–7; see the sidebar to this article), the prophet presents a sustained metaphor for God’s care for his people, by portraying the deity as a meticulous, attentive vintner and his people as […]


Was Samuel a Nazarite? By William H.C. Propp
Counting Time
We live, the Bible tells us, in the present—a present open to the promises and potential of a future given by God. By Anthony J. Saldarini
Restoration Project: The Hebrew Bible
We should produce a new critical edition of the Bible containing a better and more nearly original text. By Ronald S. Hendel
The Annunciation