Wednesday, January 10, 2007

George Bush's commentary on the Torah

Not that George Bush, though.

This one. - a noted Biblical scholar from the 19th century.

Here's a page from his "Notes, Critical and Practical, on the Book of Exodus;: Designed as a General Help to Biblical Reading and Instruction":

Clearly the Reverend Bush knew his stuff. He was a professor of Hebrew at New York University. He is also the fifth cousin to the more famous George W. Bush.

The Reverend is noteworthy for a couple of other reasons, though:

As documented by historian and author Michael Oren, he was an advocate for Jews moving back to Israel (a proto-Zionist).

And he wrote a biography of Mohammed, available as an e-book here.