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
- Looking through the Window: A Gendered Motif
- Rebecca’s Character
- Rebekah Ran to her "Mother’s Household”: Where Was her Father?
- Who Was Rebekah’s Father?
- Why Does the Sodom Story Parallel the Flood Traditions?
- Circumcision: Interpreting the Foreskin as a Defect
- Isaac’s Divine Conception?
- Akedah: How Jews and Christians Explained Abraham's Faith
- What Kind of Hero is Abraham?
- Noah, Ham and the Curse of Canaan: Who Did What to Whom in the Tent?