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Hebron

What Was Caleb the Kenizzite's Connection to Hebron?

Did Caleb receive the Negev or Hebron? Is he a Judahite, a Calebite or a Kenizzite? The redacted account of Caleb in the Bible reflects the developing realities of southern Judah in the First and Second Temple periods.

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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Dr.

Jacob L. Wright

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The Ancient City of Hebron

Hebron plays a central role in many biblical stories. It was the prominent city in the Judean highlands, with large fortifications in the Early Bronze, Middle Bronze, and Iron Ages. During the Second Temple period, Hebron was occupied by the Idumeans. Recent archaeological excavations have uncovered large mikvaot (ritual baths), indicating that the inhabitants embraced Judaism.

Prof.

David Ben-Shlomo

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Hasidic-Muslim Relations in Ottoman Palestine

In the wake of the Hasidic aliyah in the 18th and 19th centuries, Hasidic masters reflected on the positive experience the local Jews had with their Muslim neighbors, as well as the importance of loving the land’s inhabitants as part of loving the land itself. 

Prof.

Yitzhak Y. Melamed

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Kiryat-Arba: The Father of Giants and the City of Four

How the conflation of Kiryat-arba and Hebron created a new mythic character, Arba, father of the giants.

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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"Kiryat-Arba is Hebron…." But Is It?

The conflation of two cities over time

Dr.

Jacob L. Wright

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Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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