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Hexateuch

The Torah Begins with Creation to Defend Israel’s Right to the Land?

The theme of a divine creator’s right to assign territory to his people is pervasive in the Bible and ancient Near Eastern literature. Perhaps the rabbinic midrash which suggests that the Torah begins with creation to defend Israel against the accusation they stole the land of Canaan were onto something.

Prof.

Jason Radine

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Does the Torah End with "The End"?

Traditional and Critical Perspectives on the Ending of The Torah

Prof.

Richard Elliott Friedman

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