Dr. Jeffrey Tigay
Dr. Jeffrey Tigay is A.M. Ellis Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania.
Articles by Dr. Jeffrey Tigay
The Golden Calf
As commonly understood, this biblical narrative condemns the first violation of the prohibition against idolatry--but it's not that simple.
Deuteronomy 6:4–The Shema
While the Shema has been seen as a declaration of absolute monotheism, it has other meanings in its biblical and liturgical contexts.
The Book of Deuteronomy
The biblical book whose law and theology most directly shaped later Judaism.
Shabbat in the Bible
The Sabbath was a cornerstone of the Temple service and of popular observance in ancient Israel.
Scholars debate whether the Israelites recognized only one God or worshipped only one God.