Biblical Criticism

Archaeology and the Exodus - I am in touch with someone who is interested in Judaism, but wants to understand its validity from a historic and archeological perspective. He is very bright, a Ph.D. in mathematics. He made me a challenge that he... More »
Baal Teshuva Under Attack - I recently became a baal teshuva and on my first trip back home, my friends and family started peppering me with questions: Why do I do this, and why do I do that? I'm really new to this, and I could not answer many of... More »
Biblical Criticism - I have heard many arguments for a multiple authorship/editing of the Torah. Is there any reason to doubt the seemingly convincing conclusions of the secular university Bible scholars? Are there contemporary Biblical... More »
Is the Torah Literal? - I am wondering how does one figure out what parts of the Bible are figurative, and what parts are actual events? From what I know, there are those who debate if such stories such as the world’s creation, Adam’s sin,... More »
Kid in Mother’s Milk not Taken Literally - The Torah states a clear law, “You shall not cook a kid in its mother’s milk.” How in the world can this be taken as the basis for not eating meat and milk together at all, not even in the same meal? The Torah is... More »
Sun Stands Still for Joshua - The Bible describes how the Israelites attained a major victory when the sun miraculously stood still at Gibeon – rising but not setting for a whole day. How can we believe such a thing happened, without any... More »
The Torah’s “Rediscovery” in Josiah’s Time - I have heard the claim that we believe the Torah is true because millions witnessed the Revelation at Sinai and the Jews have remembered this event ever since. It is further impossible that such a story could have been... More »
Torah Source for Pi - I am a scientist and enjoy studying the Torah lessons found on Aish.com. But from a professional standpoint, I feel that scientific information is more accurate and reliable. Is that a valid... perspective? More »

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