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Deborah, Yael and Sisera’s Mother, Themech

Biblical Antiquities, circa 1st cent. C.E., retells the story of Judges 4–5. It expands the maternal imagery of Deborah and Yael, develops the character of Sisera’s mother, and adds sexual innuendo to Yael’s interactions with Sisera.


Caryn Tamber-Rosenau



Rosh Hashanah Between Tanach and Mishna

The Missing Links

Project TABS Editors



The Birth of Moses: Between Bible and Midrash

The details of Moses birth story do not entirely cohere. By examining the midrash, and sifting through layers of the Torah text itself, we uncover a series of problems and solutions in the story which help to elucidate the way the text and its traditions evolved over time.


Jacob L. Wright



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