Tag Archives: Bible criticism


Interview with James Kugel

Could you give a brief description of what the academic community currently feels about when and by whom the Torah was written? Does an academic consensus really exist about how the Torah came to be written? Are Wellhausen’s divisions still seen as the foundation of how the academic community divides up the Torah? I have [...]


Teaching Biblical Criticism: A Proposal To Yeshiva University

This past Shabbat, I had the privilege of hearing Rabbi Dr. Lawrence Schiffman’s lecture, entitled “Who Wrote the Bible? Biblical Criticism and Jewish Faith” at New York University’s Bronfman Center. This talk was captivating and enlightening, as it expanded upon some primary issues in Biblical literature which Documentary Hypothesis attempts to reconcile. Dr. Schiffman pointed [...]