Tag: exodus 22

Love Your Neighbor: Only Israelites or Everyone?

04/23 | The Book of Leviticus tells us to love our neighbors, but who are our neighbors? Does the command mean to just love fellow Israelites—or everyone?   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation.

Did the Ancient Israelites Think Children Were People?

04/16 | The Book of Exodus presumably reflects the views of its Israelite authors on their deity, morality, and the like. Why then would the Israelites have imagined Yahweh slaughtering Egyptian children   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation.

No, No, Bad Dog: Dogs in the Bible

12/01 | Dogs—or celeb in Hebrew—were not well loved in the Bible. Given the negative associations with dogs, it is surprising that one of the great Hebrew spies bears this name.   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice, Hebrew Bible.


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