Tag Archives: Umberto Cassuto

Noah in Context: Meaning and Purpose

What if the ruler(s) of the heavens were capricious, vindictive, and immature? At times, life is harsh and it’s not hard to think the whole thing is run on the whims of an angry god. What if the benefits and … Continue reading

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The Noah Story and Mesopotamian Myth, Pt 2

In Part 1, I presented the famous Sumerian/Babylonian/Assyrian flood story which passed down over more than a thousand years through Babylonian poets into the new Assyrian empire, where it has come to us through the results of archaeological exploration. As … Continue reading

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The Noah Story and Mesopotamian Myth, Pt 1

Most people are completely unaware of the rich background of story and myth which is the setting of the Bible and especially books like Genesis. In the synagogue reading cycle, this week is Genesis 6:9 – 11:32, the story of … Continue reading

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Was Moses for Real? Part 1

“There has not risen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face.” A quote from Talmud or one of the medieval rabbis? Actually no, it is from Deuteronomy 34:10. I have been for a … Continue reading

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