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Metaphor

YHWH Will Restore Israel’s Borders: Isaiah 27 Responds to Psalm 80

Using the metaphor of Israel as YHWH’s vineyard, three biblical texts—Isaiah 5, Psalm 80 and Isaiah 27—grapple with Judah’s destruction and the hope for its future recovery.

Dr.

David Rothstein

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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]

Prof.

Shai Secunda

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Hosea: Loving God Erotically

A biblical metaphor for God’s relationship with Israel.

Prof.

Carl S. Ehrlich

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The Ten Plagues and Egyptian Ecology

Could the story have its basis in natural phenomena?

Prof.

Ziony Zevit

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

Prof. Rabbi

Robert Harris

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The Multiple Metaphors for God in Shirat Haazinu

Deuteronomy 32 imagines God as a father, an eyelid, an eagle, a nursing mother, and a protective rock. Why so many metaphors?

Prof. Rabbi

Andrea L. Weiss

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