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Shavuot: Why Doesn't the Torah Celebrate the Revelation on Mt. Sinai?

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David D. Steinberg



Understanding Deuteronomy on Its Own Terms

Sefer Devarim describes itself as Moses’ only account of God’s one revelation, and its opening passage, הואיל משה באר את התורה הזאת, means that he wrote it down (and not that he expounded on the rest of the Torah in Deuteronomy).


Itamar Kislev



The Covenant in Moab: Deuteronomy Without Horeb

Deuteronomy has Moses receiving a revelation at Horeb, but only teaching the Israelites its contents decades later in the Land of Moab. This two-step revelatory process, which is presented as two covenants (Deut 28:69), masks an earlier form of Deuteronomy that had no record of a Horeb revelation. 

Dr. Rabbi

David Frankel



Sacred Mountains: Connecting the Revelation at Horeb and the Aqedah

Traditional and Critical Approaches


Richard Elliott Friedman



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