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Metaphor

"Are Trees of the Field Human?"

Deuteronomy 20:19 forbids the chopping down of fruit trees during war-time, and offers the cryptic explanation כי האדם עץ השדה (ki ha-adam etz hasadeh), but what does this mean?[1]

Dr.

Shai Secunda

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Hosea: Loving God Erotically

A biblical metaphor for God’s relationship with Israel first found in the prophet Hosea

Prof.

Carl S. Ehrlich

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The Ten Plagues and Egyptian Ecology

Could the Story Have Its Basis in Natural Phenomena?[1]

Prof.

Ziony Zevit

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Who Was Balaam's God: YHWH El? Or Bull El?

Dr. Rabbi

Robert Harris

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Exploring the Multiple Metaphors for God in Shirat Haazinu

Prof. Rabbi

Andrea L. Weiss

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