Wednesday, February 17, 2021

"Disentangling Moses from Hammurabi"

DR. FELIX WIEDEMANN: Did the Discovery of Hammurabi’s Laws Undermine the Torah? (
In 1902, Friedrich Delitzsch argued in his Babel und Bibel (Babylon and the Bible) lecture series that the biblical texts are dependent upon and inferior to those of Babylonia. A key piece of evidence was the Hammurabi Stele, discovered only months before, but traditional scholars responded by maintaining the ethical superiority of Mosaic law.
Technically it's the Hammurapi Stele. Related post here.

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