More on Richard Hess and 2 Kings 3:27

Further reflection on Hess’s reading of 2 Kings 3:27 leads me to some questions. Given that Hess argues that early Israelite cosmologies prior to the seventh century BCE consisted of belief in o...

More on Richard Hess and Deut 32:8-9

In his most recent response to me, Richard Hess made the statement that I misrepresented him from his book Israelite Religions, p. 103, stating that I failed to mention that he agreed with Mark S. Sm...

Copan and Company, Part 1

Well, I’ve been eagerly awaiting Paul Copan’s response to my review of his book, and as I expected, he brought in reinforcements. I am glad he did so. I am glad to have the further opportu...

Copan and Company, Part 2

Read Matt’s Response Here First. Well, just when I thought Matt and I were about to hit it off. Oh well, maybe next week. I don’t have much to say in response to Matt’s narrative. I’ll jus...

Copan and Company, Part 3

Paul Copan writes:   Thom Stark has offered a lengthy response to my book Is God a Moral Monster? His online book is entitled:  Is God a Moral Compromiser? When a book is laden with sarcasm, d...

Copan and Company, Part 4

In his first criticism of me, Mr. Stark quotes my reference to herem in the Mesha stele on p. 25 of my “War in the Hebrew Bible: An Overview.” He goes on to critique me as follows: “This is Hess...