Chemosh, Yahweh, Herem, and Sacrifice

In this post I will concede a correction offered by Richard Hess on the translation of lines 11-12 of the Mesha Stele. In Hess’s first response to my review of Copan’s book, he argued that line 17...

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...