Saul & David
Crossed fates By Jan P. Fokkelman

20 In ancient times history-writing and storytelling were two faces of the same coin. The reporting of facts was inseparable from their interpretation and from the utilization of narrative art to tell and interpret the facts. In what follows, I want to understand Israel’s first king, Saul, by what the biblical narrator tells us […]

My Odyssey in New Testament Interpretation

Karl Marx, when he was living in Highgate, London, was once asked to address a group of theologians. On his arrival, the meeting place was full of tobacco smoke, and Marx remarked, “Theologians always cloud the issues.” When I remind theologians of this, they invariably reply, “Yes, and you in biblical studies always simplify […]


Semite, Semitic, Semitic languages By Harvey Minkoff
Bible Lands
The Negev—The southern stage for biblical history By Oded Borowski
Special Letter Section
Readers reply to the virgin birth controversy
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Phyllis Trible’s Miriam—An insightful discovery or a feminist demon?