Torah Portion

Masei

מסעי

Numbers 33:1-36:13
Jeremiah 2:4-28, and 3:4

The Daughters of Zelophehad: A Historical-Geographical Approach

The Daughters of Zelophehad: A Historical-Geographical Approach

The Samaria ostraca and a close look at biblical verses and helps us locate Mahlah, Noa, Hoglah, Milkah, and Tirzah, in the territory of Manasseh.

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Aaron Demsky
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Ironing Out Israel's Itinerary Through the Transjordan

Ironing Out Israel's Itinerary Through the Transjordan

The itinerary notes in Numbers 21 is a hodgepodge of styles and directions. Nevertheless, once we isolate each style, we find three separate itinerary lists, each from one of the standard Pentateuchal sources. 

Dr.
David Ben-Gad HaCohen
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Does the Torah Differentiate Between Murder and Killing?

Does the Torah Differentiate Between Murder and Killing?

What does the root רצח actually mean: to kill or to murder? A look at Rashbam’s attempted (and failed?) solution highlights the ethical ramifications of Bible translation.

Prof. Rabbi
Marty Lockshin
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Mapping Ideologies

Mapping Ideologies

What Biblical maps teach us about Israel, Identity, and Vision of the Land

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Rachel Havrelock
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The Three Biblical Maps of Israel: Small, Medium, and Large

The Three Biblical Maps of Israel: Small, Medium, and Large

The land God promises to Abraham, the land Moses is commanded to conquer, and the land upon which the Israelites actually dwelt.

Dr.
Yigal Levin
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