Daily Archives: June 1, 2009

The Talmud on “Eye for an Eye”

Ruairidh Boid (M.N. Saraf), “Use, Authority and Exegesis of Mikra in the Samaritan Tradition,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 630-631. We are … Continue reading

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Does “Sabbath” Mean “Week”?

In my post for last year’s Pentecost, Pentecost 2008, I discussed the different Jewish reckonings of the Feast of Weeks. To quote my post: “Here’s the deal: Leviticus 23:11-16 tells the Israelites to present a wave sheaf offering to God … Continue reading

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Abner, Joab, and Torture

For my daily quiet time this week, I read II Samuel 3. Here’s the situation: King Saul of Israel has died, and the kingdom is divided two ways. Under the direction of Abner, Saul’s captain of the guard, Saul’s son … Continue reading

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