Blog on Biblical Scholarship

Blog of one of the mods of r/academicbiblical.

Many extremely well-sourced, popular biblical theories for Old and New Testaments. Examples include: - Golden calf in exodus was actually representing Yahweh (weird!), just representing a rival priesthood to the Levites. - Melchizedek was an immortal, no-parent high priest just like Jesus in the Old Testament - Yahweh slaying Leviathan (giant sea creature) at the dawn of creation - describes many, many doublet stories in which many apparent textual contradictions are the result of two competing versions of a story get mashed together. - Some early Christians thought Jesus could shapeshift