Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Interview with Jeffrey Stackert: Who Wrote the Pentateuch?

In this episode, Pete & Jared speak with Jeffrey Stackert about the origins of the Pentateuch, or the first five books of the Old Testament. Rather than looking at the books as separate works written by Moses, they discuss the documentary hypothesis which suggests that the Pentateuch was compiled from four sources. And many of the contradictions in the text may actually be indications of converging viewpoints from editors including or omitting details to preserve the integrity of the text.

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Being a Jewish Biblical Scholar with Marc Brettler

Interview with Marc Brettler: On Being a Jewish Biblical Scholar

June 19, 2017

This week’s episode explores how Judaism engages modern biblical scholarship which is often hostile to that tradition. Our guest is Marc Z. Brettler, Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Judaic Studies, Duke University. He is the author and editor of several important books including The Jewish Study BibleThe Bible and the BelieverThe Jewish Annotated New Testament, and How to Read the Bible.

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