So, Who Really Wrote the Bible?

April 21st, 2010

For thousands of years, people have believed it was Moses. Then came along the Bible critics who determined that it was actually at least four different authors: J, E, P and D. In our book, we show that J, E, P and D could not possibly have been the authors. The Bible critics’ methodology is hopelessly logically compromised. We show conclusively that their four different sources are not different at all when it comes to the unique literary fingerprint they all have in common. In other words, there was just a single author – for sure. We don’t have his copyright; we don’t have his DNA sampling. Until we have any firmer specifying information, we’re content to just call him Moses.

The Bible and the Bard

April 11th, 2010

It’s long been fashionable among intellectuals, most especially in the 19th century, to challenge the authorship of noted works such as the Bible and the plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare. Could that trend finally be coming to an end? Here’s a brief post on our friend Ken Silber’s eclectic quicksilber site.

Who Should Read Our Book

April 4th, 2010

As we head into the final days of Passover, copies of our new book Who Really Wrote the Bible? are shipping to bookstores across the country and should be available within the next couple of weeks (a few copies are already available on Amazon). The book addresses four primary audiences: (1) liberal (i.e. non-Orthodox) Jews and Christians who were taught that the Bible is written by multiple authors or (more likely) have been taught by those who believe the Bible is written by multiple authors (even if their rabbis and ministers never made that point explicit). Such readers have the most to gain — in seeing the Torah in a new, awe-inspiring way: as a work whose every page is stamped with a unique literary fingerprint; (2) Orthodox Jews, who accept the Divine origins of the Torah as an article of faith, but who may not have made the effort to explore its authorial majesty. Many Orthodox Jews who are devoted learners focus much of their effort on Talmud, as if the Five Books of Moses are already well understood or less in need of vigorous intellectual effort; (3) religious Christians, whose own religious tradition is null and void if lopped off its historic foundation; the original Bible critics were anti-Semitic Christians repulsed by Judaism. Seeking to discredit it, they never imagined they’d weaken the basis of their own faith; (4) professors of Bible or religious studies, who will learn that their fundamental premises can simply not be logically sustained; such readers will be shown a new model with infinite opportunities for skilled academic investigators.