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The Law of the Disrespectful Son and Daughter

The law of the ben sorer umoreh poses a number of problems. Like the rabbis, Josephus interprets the law, but his conclusions are quite different.


Michael Avioz



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.


Isaac Gottlieb



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