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Abraham and Moses

Tweet Sailhamer notes that form-critical studies see a lament pattern common in the Psalms as follows: emergency, promise, faith, certainty. He sees the same pattern in the Torah. Genesis 15 and Exodus 3-4 both reveal this pattern. Numbers 14 and 20 also show this...

In the Last Days

Tweet As Sailhamer points out, reshith is the antonym of aharith.  Or in English, beginning is the antonym of last.  Thus the Torah begins, “In the beginning” (bereshith) (Gen 1:1) and then the poetic climaxes are explained as telling what will happen...
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