I was thinking about how an Orthodox Jew can become a modern Biblical scholar. I mean, essentially, Biblical scholarship takes as a given that the Bible was not written by God but instead composed by multiple authors over the period of hundreds of years. This seems totally contrary to Orthodox belief.
I can see someone entertaining this idea for the sake of argument. I can see an Orthodox Jew read books and articles about it, but to make it your profession, and especially to become a prominent scholar of the discipline? How does that work? How do you figure out what you really think?
Have there ever been Orthodox Jews that became religious scholars of other religions? Meaning they are frum Jews, but they are PhDs in Christian theology, etc? I guess this would be an equivalent case...