Ani Ma'amin: Orthodoxy and Biblical Criticism

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For two centuries the academic study of the Bible has confronted the believing Jew with the most challenging of questions: Are the accounts of the Tanakh historically accurate? Was there an Exodus? Why does the Torah provide multiple versions of its law and its stories? What are the warrants for believing the Torah is a divine text? Can a Jew seeking intellectual honesty maintain fidelity to the Thirteen Principles of Faith? The credentials Rabbi Dr. Joshua Berman brings to address these issues are unparalleled. An internationally acclaimed speaker, writer and educator, Rabbi Berman is also a professor of Tanakh at Bar-Ilan University and the author of two books published by Oxford University Press on the five books of the Torah. This landmark work is the first full-length treatment of these charged issues by an Orthodox thinker, offering the believing Jew an academically and traditionally based approach of spiritual and intellectual integrity.
Original languageAmerican English
Place of PublicationIsrael
Number of pages334
ISBN (Print)978-1592645381, 1592645380
StatePublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

A popular presentation of material contained in my Inconsistency in the Torah as well as a reconsideration of the reception history of the thirteen principles of faith.


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