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Articles on the Bible

  • As Humanity faces Sea-Level Rise, Revisit the Noah Story in the Bible and Qur’an - Jack Miles reflects on Noah and Flood Stories in both the Bible and the Qur'an on the Emir-Stein Center's Informed Comment, posted September 21, 2020, (and on YouTube here on September 18).
  • Exodus: Is God's Redemption Universal? - Audio only. Miles speaks at the Board of Rabbis Passover Seminar - Sinai Temple, Los Angeles - March 31, 2015.
  • Foreword to The Jewish Gospels by Daniel Boyarin - “The Trinity a Jewish idea? The incarnation a Jewish idea? Yes, indeed! And if such thoughts as these seem unthinkable, I can only urge: read on.” Audio only. Posted by Religion Book Mix on August 25, 2012.
  • Judas & Jesus - What did the Gnostics really believe? From CommonwealSeptember 24, 2007.
  • What Florida Could Learn From Urim and Thummim - The biblical selection process was laborious, slow, and wise. From Beliefnet, November 2002.
  • If God Smites, Why Can't We? - How the wrathful God of the Old Testament had a change of heart. From Beliefnet, September 2002.
  • Would King Solomon Choose Bush or Gore? - Perhaps the wise king would suggest a compromise. From Beliefnet, December 2000.
  • War, Peace and a Crisis in the Life of God - About the genesis of Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God and about the struggles that led to the ideas behind the book. It's also a timely look at fear and violence. From the Random House website, published in 2002.