“Two hundred forty-three years ago, a new nation was inspired by the Old Testament”

WALL STREET JOURNAL
A Kosher Fourth of July
by William McGurn
July 1, 2019

Since that fateful July 4 when the Second Continental Congress invoked the unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to declare independence from King George III, an argument has raged over the Christian roots of the American Founding. Now a group of scholars suggest that if we are looking only to the Gospels to understand the new American nation, we may be arguing over the wrong testament. “The American Republic,” they write, “was born to the music of the Hebrew Bible.” The book is called “Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land: The Hebrew Bible in the United States: A Sourcebook.” READ MORE SUBSCRIPTION CONTENT

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