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Myth

Habakkuk's Mythological Depiction of YHWH

Habakkuk 3 is framed as a lament, in which the psalmist asks God to save him and his people from danger. The core of the psalm is a divine theophany, in which YHWH is described as coming from afar to battle his enemies in classic ANE mythological fashion.

Prof.

Marvin A. Sweeney

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Post-Liberalism as the Ultimate Safety Net for Classical Religion in the Modern World

Prof.

Tamar Ross

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Current Approaches to Revelation and Torah

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Communicating Catastrophe

“Great as the Sea is Your Breaking” (Lamentations 2:13) 

Dr.

Tzvi Novick

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The Torah's Exodus

Weighing the historicity of the exodus story entails more than addressing the lack of archaeological evidence.

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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Myth of Origin and Narrative Theology: Rabbi Norman Solomon

Prof.

Tamar Ross

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Reintroducing the Myth of the Fallen Angels into Judaism

Literature and art are replete with images of angels descending to earth and joining humanity. One source for this image is a terse account in Genesis describing fallen angels, which is expanded upon in Second Temple literature. This interpretive tradition is suppressed in the classic rabbinic literature only to resurface again in the late narrative midrash, Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer.

Dr.

Rachel Adelman

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Why Are there Demigods in a Monotheistic Torah?

Genesis 6 presents a narrative about divine beings who come to earth and have offspring with humans. What is a story which sounds like a pagan myth doing in the Torah?

Prof.

Benjamin D. Sommer

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