Daily Archives: November 9, 2008

Fishbane on Numbers 15, Part 3

Source: Michael Fishbane’s Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel (New York: Oxford, 1988) 193. Numbers 15:22-23 says the following: “22 But if you unintentionally fail to observe all these commandments that the LORD has spoken to Moses–“23 everything that the LORD … Continue reading

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A Disturbing Start

The AP has a story today, Obama to use executive orders to make immediate impact. It says, “President-elect Obama plans to use his executive powers to make an immediate impact when he takes office, perhaps reversing Bush administration policies on … Continue reading

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Herod the Success?

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 89. “Herod, or, as the people called him, the Idumaean slave, had thus reached the goals of his lofty desires. His throne, it is … Continue reading

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Elitist Wisdom Literature

Source: M. Gilbert, “Wisdom Literature,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 283. “Solomon played a still more important part in the development of wisdom in Israel. As organizer of the new state, … Continue reading

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