Michoel Stern has written a fascinating and worthwhile book that addresses a number of the troubling texts in the Hebrew Scriptures. Taking a traditional Jewish perspective, he brings together numerous reflections and insights from within the oral rabbinical tradition. While readers may not necessarily agree with certain interpretations presented, they can be grateful for Stern’s unique work that both enriches their reading of these texts and affords an important, often-unexplored glimpse into the history of biblical interpretation.”
Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Author of Is God a Moral Monster? and coauthor of Did God Really Command Genocide?