Daily Archives: March 30, 2011

Thompson on the Execration Texts

I’m continuing my way through Thomas Thompson’s Historicity of the Patriarchal Narratives. On page 113, Thompson states: “When all the above material is taken into consideration, the earliest conceivable date for any of the Execration Texts seems to be about … Continue reading

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The Feminist Shammaites?

I’ve been reading Shmuel Safrai’s article on “Halakha” in Literature of the Sages: Part One.  I’ll be blogging about parts of this book for the last two days of Women’s History Month.  My discussion today draws from pages 193-194. In … Continue reading

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