First Impressions #78: Benjamin Sommer on Revelation and Authority in Judaism

Joseph Ryan Kelly March 28, 2016 0

Sommer - Revelation Authority

Benjamin D. Sommer, Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition, Yale University Press, 2015, 440 pages, $50.00.

Can the religious texts and traditions of Judaism be authoritative and sacred while also being human and sometimes fallible? Joseph Ryan Kelly talks with Benjamin D. Sommer about his new book, Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition. Sommer is Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

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