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Jealousy

Why the Brothers Hate Joseph

A Background Fraught With Favoritism

Prof.

Alan T. Levenson

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Do Not Covet: Is It a Feeling or an Action?

In English, to covet means to desire (someone or something) obsessively, wrongfully, and/or without due regard for the rights/feelings of others. It is a strong emotion, to be avoided. But does “covet” capture the meaning of the Hebrew verb חמד? 

Prof.

Leonard Greenspoon

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