Monthly Archives: August 2018

Leuchter-the Persian period

I am forging ahead with my reading of Mark Leuchter’s The Levites and the Boundaries of Israelite Identity. There are three options about the history of the Levites after the Babylonian exile. The first is to take at face value … Continue reading

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Leuchter-the penknife and the sunken book

I apologize for interrupting the series on Leuchter’s book in the middle of a discussion of Jeremiah. The election last Tuesday had been my focus. When it was over, I woke up to the fact that I had places to … Continue reading

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On losing an election

I will probably not blog again until next week. Looking at the rest of this week I just see too much travel and activity: a birthday celebration, a baseball game and the State Fair.. I am replacing my desktop CPU. … Continue reading

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Leuchter-the punctuation mark that isn’t there

One of the things I try to keep in mind when reading the Bible in English translation is that it will include much that is not there in the Hebrew or Greek. This includes punctuation. And yet I had long … Continue reading

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Leuchter-Levites at the gate

In The Levites and the Boundaries of Israelite Identity Mark Leuchter deals with Deuteronomy as a text composed retrospectively in about -622. The story about the discovery of the scroll in the Temple is fiction. What really happened is that … Continue reading

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