Note: Some texts are buried
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Complete text of B. Davie
Napier's 1963 volume in the Layman's Bible Commentary (posted by Religion
Bill Moyers hosts a lively inter-faith
on the contemporary significance of the 1st book of the Hebrew Bible.
Essay by Walter Mattfeld on the Hebrew
transformation of ancient Near Eastern myths & motifs (Bible
Dennis Bratcher's succinct
introduction of the hypothesis of four documentary layers in the
composition of the the first five scrolls of the Hebrew Bible.
Full text of John Shelby Spong's
1977 study of the 10 Commandments (posted by Religion
The World ORT Union provides elegant &
user-friendly on-line tools for studying Jewish scripture. Contents
include an annotated hypertext of the Pentateuch (in modern English
translation and traditional Hebrew Torah
portions), liturgical selections from
the prophets (haftarot),
& alpha indexed glossary.
Site designed for use by youth preparing for bar/bat mitzvah but a valuable
resource for Torah students of any age or background.
J. W. Etheridge's English translation of Aramaic
paraphrase of Hebrew texts ascribed to Jonathan b. Uzziel & Onkelos (posted by
Yitzhak Hayutman's 1988 paper for the Academy of
Jerusalem examines the Genesis creation stories in the light of concepts of
time, world & humanity in modern philosophy and Talmud.
History (Former Prophets)
Emile Hirsch's 1906 overview of the fifth
book of the Hebrew biblical canon and survey of traditional views and modern
critical scholarship (Jewish
Analysis of the composition and
sources of the sixth book of Hebrew scripture by Emile Hirsch and Victor
Review of the contents,
composition & sources of the Deuteronomist's history of Israel under
David's successors by a team of
Jewish critical scholars (Jewish
Emile Hirsch's 1906 introduction to the
composition, contents, & sources of the story of the rise of the Israelite
Open course lecture by Christine Hayes on
the biblical accounts of Israel's occupation of Canaan (Yale
Alison Joseph's 2016 article
analyzing the pejorative Judean portrait of Jeroboam and his successors (Bible
Survey of the story & significance of the
figure of the prophetic hero in scripture and later tradition (Jewish
David Miano's succinct introduction
the Deuteronomic history (archived by
My Jewish Learning).
Elie Wiesel's essay on the
character and story of Moses' successor (archived by
Biblical Archaeology Society).
Full text of Jacques
Ellul's study of 2 Kings (posted by Religion
Complete text of B.
Davie Napier's 1962 study of prophecy in Israel from its inception through the
classic prophets of the the 8th-7th c.
BCE. (posted by Religion
Excellent introduction to the Judean
shepherd who inspired the written collection of prophetic oracles (New World Encyclopedia).
Overview of the third canonical collection of Judean prophetic
oracles and its historical impact (New World Encyclopedia).
Balanced analysis of the composition and
historical significance of the first major canonical collection of Judean prophetic
oracles (New World Encyclopedia).
Lucid introduction to the second canonical
book of Jewish prophetic
oracles (New World Encyclopedia).
Summary of the 1996 discussion
of Kenneth J. Person's method of analyzing the biblical novella at the
Socio-Linguistics Group of the Society of Biblical Literature [Journal
of Hebrew Scriptures 1 (1997)].
Last chapter of B.
Davie Napier's 1962 study of prophecy in Israel
analyzes the views of prophets from Amos to Ezekiel. (posted by Religion
Marvin Sweeney critiques
traditional views of the composition of Hosea & proposes an alternative
of Hebrew Scriptures 2 (1998)].
Jenee Woodard's index of on-line
resources for research on biblical books & passages used in the Revised
Common Lectionary with specific pages for Isaiah,
Micah, etc. (The Text This Week).
First chapter of Abraham
Heschel's classic study of The Prophets (posted by Yeshiva
Kethubim (Other Scriptures)
N. Cohn, J. Tabor & M. White respond
to questions about the composition and interpretation of the Jewish apocalypse (posted by PBS Frontline).
Jay C. Treat's translation (UPenn).
Detailed scholarly analysis of composition
and interpretation of the Jewish apocalypse (Wikipedia).
C. M. M. Brady's fresh translation (posted by
Newsletter for Targumic & Cognate
Edward M. Cook's translation of Targum Tehillim
(posted by Newsletter for Targumic & Cognate
S. H. Levey's English translation, posted by
Newsletter for Targumic & Cognate Studies.
Educational aids on the books of
Esther (Anastasis Center).
Digging. Help fill holes.
This page was revised
10 August 2020