Fact-Checking the Torah

Fact-Checking is about the Pentateuch and its urban legends. 

Introduction
Question Authority
The Real Source
Please Respond
Your OWN Ideas
Heisenberg and Torah
The Language
1.  Exodus 21:24-25
2.  Exodus 21:18-19, 22
3.  Exodus 21:22
4.  Exodus 21:24-25 pt. 2
5.  Exodus 21:19, Deuteronomy 22:19
6.  Exodus 21:24-25 and context
7.  Leviticus 24:19-22
8.  Deuteronomy 25:12
9.  Stare Decisis
10.  Why not?
11.  The Fourth Answer
12.  "Thou shalt not kill"?
13.  Murder or not?
14.  Due Process
15.  Witness reliability
16.  Deuteronomy 17, 19
17.  Investigations
18.  Elements of Murder
19.  Criminal Court Procedure
20.  Deuteronomy 19:16-19
21.  Death Penalty
22.  Stealing
23.  Exodus 21:1-11 and others
24.  Final on battery
25.  Exodus 21:7-11
26.  Disincentives
27.  Answering claims
28.  Exodus 21:37, 22:3
29.  Exodus 22:24, etc.
30.  Ribit
31.  Leviticus 25:17
32.  Pawns
33.  Mortgages
34.  Bond management
35.  Civil courts
36.  Exodus 22:6-11, 13-14
37.  Exodus 23:4, Deuteronomy 22:1-4
38.  Exodus 23:13
39.  Deuteronomy 23:22-24, Numbers 30:2-17
40.  Numbers 30:3-16
41.  Numbers 30:3-16 cont'd
42.  Leviticus 7:16-18, 27:1-28
43.  Numbers 6:1-9
44.  Benefit-burden tradeoffs
45.  Exodus 20:7,13; Deuteronomy 5:11-17
46.  Exodus 22:27, 23:1-3, 6-10; Leviticus 19:15-16
47.  Telekh rachil
48.  Free speech
49.  Leviticus 1-4
50.  Leviticus 4
51.  Leviticus 5:1
52.  Leviticus 6:19
53.  Deuteronomy 23:23
54.  Leviticus 12
55.  Leviticus 13
56.  Leviticus 14
57.  The Fourth Principle
58.  Leviticus 15
59.  Becoming tahor
60.  Leviticus 5
61.  Deuteronomy 22:13-29
62.  Timing is Everything
63.  Adultery defenses
64.  "You knew"
65.  Women as persons
66.  Leviticus 21:7,9,13,14
67.  A Touch of Mishnah
68.  Pop quiz
69.  The Answer
70.  What tithes?
Notice and call for comments
71.  What laws do
72.  How law works
73.  Legal levels
74.  Quoting out of Verbal Context
75.  Forgetting your History
76.  The Worldview
77.  The Epilogue

ARCHAEOLOGY
78.  The Digs
79.  Enuma Elish
80.  Sourcing creation
81.  Can't get there
82.  Philology doesn't work
83.  The Gan Eden horizon
84.  What's it all about?
85.  The Dilemma
86.  First Born
87.  Genesis 4:1-15
88.  They "Might" be Giants
Late breaking news
89.   First Principles
90.  The Kings List
91.  The Goddess on the Throne
92,  The Anatolian Crossroads
93.  Genesis 5
94.  The Jewish flood
95.  The Ionian flood
96.  The Ionians in Anatolia
97.  Song of Anatolia
98.  They went thataway and thataway
99.  The rest of the story
100.  Cities of the Plain
101.  Totting up
102.  Genesis 10
103.  Who's Who
104.  Where are we?
105.  What was that??!!
106.  When was that?
107.  Who were they?
108.  They're all Greeks to me
109.  Provenance of the Exodus
110.  What did he know  and...
111.  Treasure Cities!
112.  Tell el-Maskhuta
113.  Dateline Egypt
114.  When is a Yam not a Yam
115.  Cross the wide -- Sinai
116.  Is it science?
117.  Passing the test
118.  Bucking the trend
119.  Piling on the evidence
120.  Silence is not golden
121.  Taking a razor to the argument from silence
122.  Voila!  Evidence
123.  Legend of the Boar
124.  Mixing it up
125.  Who's in Charge?
126.  Realistic expectations
127.  Weak analogy
128.  Numbers 22:2 to 24:25
129.  Wrapping up the digs

LOST IN TRANSLATION
130.   Lost in translation
131.  Septuagint Intro
132.  Septuagint's bad words
133.  Septuagint's bad grammar
134.  Septuagint out of context
135.  Septuagint dictionary?
136.  What does it matter?
137.  Masoretic introduction
138.  Masoretic stats
139.  Understanding what you're saying
140.  {{who}}
141.  Why are we here?  --  Qumran
142.  Septuagint and Qumran
143.  Qumran and the 6,000
144.  Septuagint, Samaritan and  Torah
145.  {{citation needed}}
146.  Septuagint and Hebrew
147.  Septuagint and "and"
148.  Modal continuity
149.  How did they translate?
150.  Our first commentary
151.  Bad commentaries
152.  Commentary rules
153.  Pranaitis
154.  The, er, twins
155.  Sources
156.  Wrapping it up
157.  Two which are Four
158.  SWLT One
159.  SWLT 1 and finding the words
160.  SWLT 1 and history
161.  SWLT 2
162.  SWLT 3
163.  SWLT 3 and meaning
164.  Tying the threads
165.  Clueless on steroids
166.  SWLT Zero
167.  Oral tradition in Jewish literature
168.  Orality of Torah
169.  Oral transmission
170.  Only if it's Oral
171.  Immersion
172.  Ambiguity
173.  Philology
174.  Tying up Anatolia
175.  Explaining translation
176.  Redefinition fallacy
177.  Chiasmus
178.  Quest for the Ring
179.  AND Sampling Bias
180. Who did what?
181. Ginsberg's Theorem
182. Scholarly writing

STRUCTURAL  ANALYSIS
183.  Structure of Torah
184.  The 8 step program
185.  Predicting the product
186.  DH's conjunction fallacy
187.  DH pillars
188.  Is it an axiom or not?
189.  Words
190.  Grammar
191.  Translations
192.  Why "hypothesis"?
193.  Completeness
194.  Fact-Checking Astruc
195.  Astruc and the Names of Gd
196.  Astruc and logic
197.  Astruc and language
198.  Astruc and the Neuchatel
quick note
199.  The Graf in Graf-Wellhausen

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