7 Common Misconceptions About the Hebrew Bible (from @OUPAcademic)

The modern concept of history, judged by whether or not it gets the facts right, is by and large a modern conception. In the past, all peoples told stories set in the past for a variety of reasons, e.g. to entertain, to enlighten, but rarely to recreate what actually happened. Archaeologists have uncovered many cases where the biblical account disagrees with the archaeological account, or with what we might know from other ancient Near Eastern texts.

via 7 Common Misconceptions About the Hebrew Bible | OUPblog.

Next week, I will be posting excerpts and a review of the Jewish Study Bible, Second Edition. Just advance warning — you should get this bible.

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One Reply to “7 Common Misconceptions About the Hebrew Bible (from @OUPAcademic)”

  1. The best think about the Bible is that it can be, and has been, almost anything anyone chooses to make it. Likewise, it can be used to justify almost anything someone wishes to do. By the way, these are also the worst things about the Bible!

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