How can we know what an ancient text means?

Sep 14, 2011 by

I don’t usually post links to videos or other blogs, but this lecture by my friend and colleague Dr. Joel M. Hoffman is brilliant and well-worth watching! And it touches on the topic we’ve been exploring for some time here, with my posts on the birch bark letters (the series starts here) and other ancient documents.

So does the Song of Songs talk about incestuous relationships (“my sister, my bride”)? What is meant by the “You shall not covet” commandment? And what makes the Ten Commandments so special anyway? Watch this video and find out.

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