The Jewish Bible, or Tanakh, has three sections: Torah, Prophets, and Writings. But the Bible is hardly bound by its covers. It has inspired commentaries that span thousands of years. The origins of the biblical books may be disputed, but their centrality to Judaism--and Western civilization--is most definitely not.Read more
The five books of Moses form the basis of all Jewish law and practice.
A description of the highlights of the Torah, according to the divisions of the weekly portions.
A look at the concept of Mosaic authorship of the Torah in traditional sources.
Examining narrative technique, tone, theme, narrative structure, and imagery in the Bible.
Is the Bible God's word?
The greatest of Jewish leaders and prophets.
He may have been a historical individual before he became a figure of tradition and legend.
The last of the matriarchs was Jacob's true love.
An example of ancient surrogate motherhood and the biblical destiny of the child.
The father of the children of Israel.
Nevi’im (Prophets) presents Israel's history as a nation on its land.
A remarkable discovery with eternal repercussions.
The literary prophets had a difficult and often unpopular mission.
Twelve minor prophets form one book.
Ethical teachings and prophetic intervention in the political events of his day.
The third section of the Tanakh includes a variety of religious expressions.
The wise man's counsel.
Traditional interpretations, modern views, and liturgical uses of Psalms.
King Solomon (or someone like him) brings wisdom to the people.
The Rabbis taught: All the writings are holy, but the Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies.