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Joshua

Hazor’s Standing Stones: What Do They Commemorate?

The Canaanite city of Hazor was destroyed in the Late Bronze Age. When the Israelites resettled the city in the Early Iron Age, they placed standing stones in three different places on the destroyed remains. What were these stones meant to signify?

Dr.

Shlomit Bechar

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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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Why Was Joshua Singled out by Moses?

A New Insight into an Old Question

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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Joshua Is Appointed Leader Three Times: But Is He in Charge?

Before Moses dies, he asks God for a leader who will “come and go” before the people. God’s response is unequivocal: appoint Joshua. Nevertheless, as the narrative continues, God places Joshua under Elazar the priest, a clear sign of later redaction. When was this change made and why?

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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The Israelite Conquest of Jerusalem in the Bible: When and Who?

Jerusalem in the 14th century B.C.E. was a Canaanite city; by the 10th/9th century B.C.E. it was Israelite. The Bible records several different accounts of how it was conquered. What are we to make of these different traditions?

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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Joshua Circumcises Israel in Response to Egypt's Scorn

Before circumcision was a mitzvah, it was a cultural marker: Thus Joshua introduces circumcision to Israel at Gilgal (Joshua 5:2-9), Jacob’s sons insist that the Shechemites circumcise before Shechem marries their sister (Genesis 34), and the Israelites scorn the Philistines for being uncircumcised (Judges 14:3).

Dr. Rabbi

David Frankel

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Who Were the Loyal Scouts?

Caleb and Joshua or only Caleb?

Project TABS Editors

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The Midianite War: Where Is Joshua?

Project TABS Editors

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Apportioning the Land: By Lot and By Population?!

Making sense from a redactional and historical perspective of the Torah’s two contradictory methods for how to divide the land among the tribes.

Dr.

Itamar Kislev

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