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Anti-Monarchy

Jehoshaphat's Judicial Reform

How the Book of Chronicles updates and reinterprets Deuteronomy

Dr.

Yigal Levin

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Parry Moshe

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King David and Oedipus Rex

Reading the Succession Narrative as Anti-Monarchic Greek Tragedy

Dr.

Richard Lederman

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Rosh Hashanah: Why the Torah Suppresses God's Kingship

Several biblical passages imply that God was ritually enthroned as king during the new year celebrations. In the Torah itself, however, this is suppressed. God as king appears only in three ancient poetic passages, never in the Torah’s prose or laws, including in its description of Rosh Hashanah.

Prof.

Israel Knohl

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