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
- The Genre of Lamentations
- The “Man” in Lamentations
- Elazar Speaks Once in the Torah: Why Does He Interrupt Moses?
- What Were Reuben and Gad's Territories in the Transjordan?
- Balaam the Seducer of Jews and an Early Christian Polemic
- Jephthah’s Wandering Biblical Message to the King of Ammon
- What is the Biblical Flying Serpent?
- What was the Book of the Wars of the Lord?
- Nehushtan, the Copper Serpent: Its Origins and Fate
- When Did "Fire Go Forth from Heshbon"?