This week a bout with illness, in addition to a hectic schedule, left me with little time to engage in blogging. Nevertheless, the comment threads have been centers of lively discussion that I look forward to diving into as of Saturday night or Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, one of the issues raised in the ongoing exchange has been my approach to resolving conflicts between historical and scientific knowledge on one hand and the Torah and Rabbinical tradition on the other.
I would like to offer a selection of links to previous posts, each of which touches upon this topic to some extent:
Creativity in Interpretation
Spinoza and Maimonides on Interpretation II
Literal and Conceptual Truth in Torah
What Message Did Yosef Send His Father?
Hittites in Patriarchal Times
A King, A Priest and A Rabbi
The Challenge of Creation
And, as cited by the blogger Spinoza in the comment thread:
Ten Generations and the Problem of Chronology