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Category Error: A Response & Rejoinder

Category Error: A Response


Jon D. Levenson is one of the larger-than-life figures of contemporary biblical criticism, and I am honored he has taken the time to write such a lengthy review essay of my new book, The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture. Unfortunately, Levenson is also quite unhappy with my book, and his review consists mostly of objections to it. I feel the need to respond to what I take to be his principal objections, as well as to offer criticism of Levenson's own proposals for how we should read Hebrew scripture.

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