Hi Dr. DiMattei, I just landed on your website and so far I like what you have. I have studied the controversy that the KJV Only folks who hold that the TR is the authentic manuscripts to believe. Do you have anything on this topic, as far as the reliability of the TR goes. It is quite confusing. I appreciate any help.
Hello Dr. Steven DiMattei. I have been reading some of your work and find it very interesting, especially your connection of the Leviathan in Psalm 74: 14-15 to some of the mythological stories. I just wanted to ask a question, I hope its not too personal, are you spiritually a Christian?
I just read your article “Paul’s Allegory of the Two Covenants” and its one of the best (if not the best) on the subject that I’ve come across. Bravo!
So are you a Christian? And do you believe the the Bible is true?
Hi Dr. DiMattei,
I am looking for a good scholarly resource for P — I don’t understand if so much material was added by the Priests to EJ, why wouldn’t other Jews (say those who didn’t return to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity) have noticed and said something? Was there originally an EJ? What was scripture like pre-exile? Do we know? Why would the priests in Jerusalem feel entitled to add material after “And the Lord said to Moses”–and so much material–seems quite bold! I understand their motivations politically, but seems at least some people at the Great Assembly would have objected. Doesn’t make sense. I am teaching a Great Books course, was asked to cover Genesis and Exodus, and I am very surprised by all those commandments coming and coming after the Ten, and the requirements for building a tabernacle in the desert (one which didn’t seem too portable either). Oh, does anyone know where the material for the priests came from? How far back does it go? Sorry to bombard you.
I loved your post on the “Priestly Writer.”
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