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Juxtaposition

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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Highlighting Juxtaposition in the Torah

The well-known rabbinic principle of אין מוקדם ומאוחר בתורה (there is no chronological order in the Torah) is often understood to be a hermeneutical solution to a textual, peshat problem. The principle, however, should be understood as midrashic, formulated to highlight other reasons for which biblical accounts could have been juxtaposed.

Dr.

Isaac Gottlieb

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