Tag Archives: textual criticism

Book Review: The Death Of Caesar

The Death Of Caesar, by Barry Strauss I must admit that I like historical true crimes literature, and this book certainly falls under that category.  As the author is a noted classical scholar and a relatively prolific writer, it is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Talmud And Apocrypha

Talmud And Apocrypha, by R. Travers Herford It is one thing to say that a book like this is useful when it comes to understanding the development of the Mishnah and the Pharisees and their approach, but to accept this … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Taste Of Text

A Taste Of Text:  An Introduction To The Talmud And Midrash, by Ronald H. Isaacs I must freely admit in reviewing this book that I am not the book’s ideal audience, not by a long shot.  For one, this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mirror Maker: Stories And Essays

The Mirror Maker:  Stories And Essays, by Primo Levi, translated by Raymond Rosenthal Primo Levi spent a substantial portion of his life, before and after his retirement from his professional work as a chemist, in writing for both political and … Continue reading

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There Is A Simple Answer For Everything And It Is Inevitably Wrong

Not long ago, I received a message on twitter from an acquaintance of mine who gave himself a particularly ironic nickname.  He commented that my discussion on the deeper meaning of the Book Of Job [1] was pointless because the … Continue reading

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On The Kuleshov Effect In Text

For those who study cinematography or directing, the Kuleshov effect is the way that the context of film shots gives more detail than the shots separately do.  The presence of shots adjacent to each other presents a context that informs … Continue reading

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A Coffee Table Book That Also Is A Coffee Table

One of the more amusing, at least by my standards of humor, episodes of the classic sitcom Seinfeld featured the attempt by Kramer to sell a coffee table book that also doubled as a coffee table.  While people may have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oskar Schindler And His List

Oskar Schindler And His List:  The Man, The Book, The Film, The Holocaust, and Its Survivors, edited by Thomas Fensch This is an interesting book about a phenomenon.  Having done a lot of reading about Schindler’s list, it is fascinating … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who Is Jesus?

Who Is Jesus?:  Linking The Historical Jesus With the Jesus Of Faith, by Darrell L. Bock In one sense, this book is an example of colossal hubris.  At first, when I read the beginning of this book, I was ready … Continue reading

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Learning From The Gaps

As someone who frequently likes to read the Bible and write about it, I think it is worthwhile to learn from what the Bible does not talk about just as much about what it does talk about.  From seeing the … Continue reading

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