A Biblical Blame Game Continues

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To the Editor:

In "Biblical Blame Shift: Is the Egyptologist Jan Assmann Fueling Anti-Semitism?" (The Chronicle Review, April 19), Richard Wolin attacks the idea of the "Mosaic distinction" establishing truth and falseness as essential categories in religion, a far-reaching revolution analyzed by Assmann in a number of his works. For Wolin, Assmann's focus on the "Mosaic distinction" represents a