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Appointing Judges

Deuteronomy's Justice System: Real and Ideal

Deuteronomy’s legal system is complex, combining descriptions of how law actually functioned with elements of ideal law.

Dr.

Yigal Levin

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Parry Moshe

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The Opening of Devarim: Redaction Criticism and Modern Midrash

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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Sefer Devarim’s Jewish Democratic and Egalitarian Agenda

An In-Depth Study of Deuteronomy’s Polemical Revision of the Yitro/Judges Account

Dr. Rabbi

David Frankel

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Why Devarim Matters to Jews Today

It Is Very Close to You

Shoshana Cohen

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When the God of Justice Goes Rogue

YHWH commissions Isaiah to distract the people of Judah so that they continue to sin and then YHWH can punish them harshly. In contrast to other biblical figures such as Abraham and Moses, Isaiah is silent at this injustice.

Prof.

Marvin A. Sweeney

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Judges Who Are Magistrates

Who Were the Shoftim?

Prof.

Mark Leuchter

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