If you’re a Bible geek you’ll really enjoy this episode of OnScript podcast. While I have largely found source criticism to be beneficial, because it has made me pay more careful attention to Scripture, I have also been uncomfortable with the very speculative nature of various source critical methods. Dr. Joshua Berman, an associate professor at Bar-Ilan University, takes this on his book Inconsistencies in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism (Oxford University Press, 2017) which is the subject of the interview below. As someone who is not a scholar I found the conversation very refreshing because it addressed doubts I had with actual academic arguments.
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