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Korah

Fire Pans in the Bible and Archaeology

Fire pans (maḥtot) are listed as part of the Tabernacle’s accessories for the menorah and the altar. They also play an important role in the stories of Korah’s rebellion and the death of Nadav and Avihu as incense censors. Archaeological excavations have uncovered what these items were and how they functioned.

Dr.

Raz Kletter

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Difficulties with the Text of the Korah Story

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Korah's Poetic Rebellion and God's Flowery Response

A new analysis of compositional layers suggests that God responds to Korah’s rebellion with patience and beauty—until someone changed the ending.

Dr.

Jason Gaines

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The Mysterious Literary Life and Death of Korah

Dr.

Rachel Adelman

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The Historical Circumstances that Inspired the Korah Narrative

Korah’s rebellion ultimately results in the placement of the Levites in a permanent subordinate position to the Aaronide priests. Set in the wilderness period, the story appears to be a narrative retelling of a historical process that occurred hundreds of years later, the demotion of the Levites reflected in Ezek 44, as demonstrated by a number of literary parallels.

Dr.

Ely Levine

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The Levite Rebellion Against the Priesthood: Why Were We Demoted?

Prof.

Adele Berlin

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Where Did On Disappear to?

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How Did Korach Die?

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Documentary and Redactional Approach: Israel Knoll

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Korah and the Documentary Hypothesis

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