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...