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Josephus

Sedition at Moab: Josephus’ Reading of the Phinehas Story

The Torah describes Phinehas as a zealot, who kills Zimri in an act of vigilante fervor, and is rewarded by God with eternal priesthood. Anticipating the rabbis’ discomfort with Phinehas’ vigilantism, Josephus transforms Phinehas into a military general and Zimri’s sin into a dangerous sedition requiring a military response.

Dr.

Yonatan Miller

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Did Pharaoh’s Daughter Name Moses? In Hebrew?

She named him Moses (מֹשֶׁה) explaining, “I drew him (מְשִׁיתִהוּ) out of the water” (Exod 2:10).

Dr. Rabbi

David J. Zucker

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The Law of the Disrespectful Son and Daughter

The law of the בן סורר ומורה poses a number of problems. Like the rabbis, Josephus interprets the law, but his conclusions are quite different. 

Prof.

Michael Avioz

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Ancient Egypt: An Overview of Its History

Prof.

Gary Rendsburg

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