Biblical Criticism: First Thoughts
- Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
- Dec 23, 2015
- 1 hr 26 min 9 sec
References: Kidushin: 30a, Bava Batra: 15a, Menachot: 110a, Yevamot: 3b, Yevamot: 4a
Some first thoughts on the realm of biblical criticism and responses from Jewish tradition, from someone who still needs to do more learning and thinking on the subject. Reviewing the set of problems which biblical criticism sets out to solve, the approaches of Higher and Lower Criticism, and the responses of traditional Judaism to the critical schools and to their methods of analyzing text.