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Northern Kingdom

The Depiction of Jeroboam and Hadad as Moses-like Saviors

Set against the Pharaonic Solomon, Jeroboam frees Israel from servitude and founds the Northern Kingdom. Hadad plays a similar role on behalf of the Edomites. Why are these two “rebels” depicted as heroes?

Dr.

Tzvi Novick

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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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Mount Gerizim and the Polemic Against the Samaritans

Mount Gerizim appears in the Pentateuch as the mountain of blessing and plays a prominent role in Samaritan tradition, but the Jewish tradition sidelines this mountain and the Samaritans themselves in a polemic that began more than two and half thousand years ago.[1]

Dr.

Eyal Baruch

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How Do We Conceive the Divine?

Prof.

Marvin A. Sweeney

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Amos' Puns in the Northern (Israelite) Dialect

And what they reveal about his identity

Dr.

Tania Notarius

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Dancing Erotically with the Golden Calf

And Moses’ Decision to Break the Tablets

Dr.

David Ben-Gad HaCohen

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The Northern Tribal Tradition of Settling the Land

Dr.

Tzemah Yoreh

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A Tale of Twelve Brothers

Historical Symbolism and the Position of the Tribe of Benjamin

Dr.

Yigal Levin

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The Good Land of Israel

What are the favorable qualities of the land of Israel and what is God’s relationship to it?

Dr. Rabbi

David Frankel

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For Whom Does Rachel Weep?

Before the destruction of Judah in 586 BCE, Jeremiah wrote a series of oracles consoling his northern brethren. After the destruction of Judah, a supplementary layer was added to console the southern Judahites as well.

Prof.

Marvin A. Sweeney

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