David Noel Freedman and Text Criticism

I have spent (I was going to use the word wasted, but that is not an accurate assessment of my time) the morning watching youtube videos that contain David Noel Freedman.  The following link is a bit meandering, but near the half way point of the video, there is a great discussion on text criticism [...]

Review:The Hebrew Old Testament and the Ministry Today: An Exegetical Study of Leviticus 19:18b

David Noel Freedman, in a small article in his collected writings,[1] discusses the wide breadth of knowledge that should  be possessed by those in ministry, while also illustrating the benefits of being knowledgeable in various related interdisciplinary fields (i.e. archaeology, linguistics, theology, philosophy, and history) by exegeting Leviticus 19:18b.  However, archaeology and history never [...]

Humbling Words of Wisdom from a Departed Giant, David Noel Freedman

I picked up volume two of Divine Commitment and Human Obligation: Selected Writings of David Noel Freedman, which focuses on Poetry and Orthography, and encountered humbling words about what this giant had learned over the past fifty prolific years as a Biblical scholar.

“What have fifty years of activity in this field taught me about the [...]