The Believer and the Modern Study of the Bible

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Tova Ganzel, Yehudah Brandes, Chayuta Deutsch
  • Brighton, MA: 
    Academic Studies Press
    , March
     582 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


The essays in this volume address the conundrum of how Jewish believers in the divine character of the Sinaitic revelation confront the essential questions raised by academic biblical studies.  

The first part is an anthology of rabbinic sources, from the medieval period to the present, treating questions that reflect a critical awareness of the Bible. The second part is a series of twenty-one essays by contemporary rabbis and scholars on how they combine their religious beliefs with their critical approach to the Bible.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Tova Ganzel is Director of the Midrasha at Bar-Ilan University and one the first trained women’s halakhic advisors (Yoatzot Halacha).

Yehudah Brandes is President of Herzog College in Gush Etzion and Jerusalem. He is the former head of the Beit Midrash at Beit Morasha in Jerusalem, and the author of many books and articles on Talmud, Jewish law, education, and Jewish philosophy.

Chayuta Deutsch is a writer and editor. She is the author of a best-selling biography on Nechama Leibowitz and other books.


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