Benjamin Sommer – Revelation and the Authority of the Bible

Episode: Benjamin Sommer speaks with Matt Lynch about Torah, Sinai, Jewish perspectives on the authority of the Hebrew Bible, Psalms, lament, and way more.

Guest: Benjamin D. Sommer is Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages at Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC. He’s the author of Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition (Yale University Press, 2015), A Prophet Reads Scripture: Allusion in Isaiah 40–66 (Stanford University Press, 1998) and The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel (Cambridge University Press, 2009), He’s also the editor of Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction and the forthcoming 5-volume JPS Psalms commentary.

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