Israelite Kingship: Good or Bad in the Eyes of God?

| October 27, 2012

When God tells Samuel, Israel’s judge, to anoint a king for Israel according to their demands with the words “they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them” (1 Sam 8:7), many Bible readers and students assume that the institution of kingship was theologically disallowed for Israel. That’s a common […]

Moses and the Law of Moses in the New Testament

| March 20, 2012

In this final post on the issue of the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch, I want to examine a couple items in the New Testament. As noted before, my position is that “law of Moses” is an appropriate designation for the Torah/Pentateuch despite sound evidence that Moses did not write all or even most of […]

Mosaic Authorship of the Pentateuch: Changes in Law in Deuteronomy

| March 6, 2012

In my previous post on JEDP I said this post would be my last on that topic. In the intervening days I told someone in the comments page that I would add a post to the topic – the best example I can think of for changes made in OT law between Exodus and Deuteronomy. […]

Mosaic Authorship of the Torah: Problems with the Documentary Hypothesis (JEDP), Part 3

| March 3, 2012

I’m thinking this will be my next-to-last post on JEDP. The topic has not generated much discussion, so I’m going to move on.  Can’t say I’m surprised. I’m not all that interested in composition of the Pentateuch myself. Toward the end I’ll sketch what I think. In this post I want to just give you […]

Mosaic Authorship of the Torah: Problems with the Documentary Hypothesis (JEDP), Part 1

| February 16, 2012

In my last several posts on this topic, I have tried to demonstrate via the data of the text of the Hebrew Bible why it is reasonable to argue (from the text) that Moses did not write all or perhaps even most of the Pentateuch (Torah). I have made it clear, though, that I don’t […]