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Textual Ambiguity

Samson the Demigod?

Samson’s conception story may be read subversively as the result of a union between a divine being and a mortal woman, making Samson a demi-god with superhuman characteristics. At the same time, the text keeps open the more mundane possibility that his father is Manoah and his powers are simply a gift from God.

Dr.

Naphtali Meshel

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Permission to Eat from Your Neighbor's Field?

Prof. Rabbi

Shaye J. D. Cohen

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Relating to God in Calamity

The Approaches in Lamentations

Prof.

Marc Zvi Brettler

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How Did Korach Die?

Project TABS Editors

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When Is a Man Allowed to Divorce his Wife?

Deuteronomy’s description of the circumstances of divorce is ambiguous. Thus, the Mishnah (m. Gittin 9:10) records three different opinions on when a man is allowed to divorce his wife. What can we infer from the biblical text?

Dr.

Eve Levavi Feinstein

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