Rabbi David Bigman
Rosh HaYeshiva at Yeshivat Ma'ale Gilboa.
Table of Contents
The Dictation Model of Torah Revelation
◊ “Dictation” According to Maimonides
◊ The Development of Maimonides’ Principle of “Torah from Heaven”
The Status of the Decalogue
◊ The Halachic Attitude toward the Decalogue
◊ The Unique Status of the Decalogue
Uncovering Different Kinds of Torah Passages
◊ Sections of the Torah that have Special Status in Rabbinic Literature
◊ “Torah from Heaven” or “Law of Moses from Sinai”
◊ “The Torah” as a Term Referencing Particular Revelations or Sections
Echoes of Maimonides’ View in Medieval Biblical Interpretation
◊ Distinguishing between Different Types of Biblical Texts
◊ Ohr HaChaim - Chaim ibn Attar
◊ Beyond the Dictation Model
Reclaiming the Multi-Genre Perspective
◊ Time to Reevaluate the “Necessary Belief”
◊ A Note on Educating Children
◊ Maharal: Two Views of Torah
◊ Between God’s Torah and Humanity’s Torah
◊ Conclusion – The Value of Modern Biblical Scholarship
- Are There Gods, Angels, and Demons in Deuteronomy?
- Does a Day Begin in the Evening?
- A Cognitive Confession (Vidui) for Yom Kippur
- Moses Wrote Down this Song, Deuteronomy 31:22 - Which Song?
- Does YHWH Remit Punishment?
- Rosh Hashanah: Why the Torah Suppresses God's Kingship
- A Faith that Includes Doubt – Psalm 27
- Arami Oved Avi: The Demonization of Laban
- When is a Man Allowed to Divorce his Wife?
- The Prohibition of Cross-Dressing
- In the News: The Symbolic Significance of a Torah Scroll
- When a Teacher Believes Biblical Criticism Is Worse Than Pornography
- The Practical Challenge of Torah Study That Transcends Denominations
- Biblical Studies: No More Corrupt than any Other Discipline
- 4th Anniversary Reflections on the Vision and Progress of TheTorah.com