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Datan and Abiram

Joining Rebellions: Dathan and Abiram Merge with Korah, Leader of the Levites

Dathan and Abiram’s civic rebellion against Moses and Aaron was independent of the Levites’ challenge to their religious demotion in relation to the Aaronides. The composite narrative underscores, more emphatically than either story could do alone, the principle that divinely-appointed leaders are to be accepted by the nation of Israel.

Prof.

Adele Berlin

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Difficulties with the Text of the Korah Story

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Korah’s Poetic Rebellion and God’s Flowery Response

A new analysis of compositional layers suggests that God responds to Korah’s rebellion with patience and beauty—until someone changed the ending.

Dr.

Jason Gaines

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The Mysterious Literary Life and Death of Korah

Prof.

Rachel Adelman

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Datan and Abiram: A Rebellion of the Shepherds in the Land of Israel

The biblical text is unclear as to why Datan and Abiram are rebelling. A careful look at their words shows that they are complaining about the land they are already living in.

Prof. Rabbi

David Frankel

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