Gerhard von Rad and Nazi Germany

Bernard Levinson’s 2008 essay from Interpretation is online here.  It commences

From 1933 until 1945, the Hebrew Bible and the connection between Christianity and Judaism came under attack in Nazi Germany. Gerhard von Rad defended the importance of the Old Testament in a courageous struggle that profoundly influenced his interpretation of the book of Deuteronomy.

Do read it all. You’ll be glad you did.

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  1. Doug 7 Jan 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Great essay.

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