Comments on: Ask A Bible Scholar http://thetorah.com Enriching Judaism through a Historical and Contextual Approach to Torah. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:40:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Moman http://thetorah.com/ask-a-bible-scholar/#comment-3686 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 04:56:00 +0000 http://thetorah.com/?page_id=865#comment-3686 Regarding the haftorah for the first day Shabuot (Ezekiel 1): Given verses 2 and 3, does anyone suggest that the pericope is pseudepigraphal, authored by an anonymous exilic (or post exilic) author and simply later attributed to Ezekiel? Does Ezekiel ever elsewhere claim to have seen God?

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By: Jacob Arnon http://thetorah.com/ask-a-bible-scholar/#comment-3670 Tue, 27 May 2014 16:22:00 +0000 http://thetorah.com/?page_id=865#comment-3670 I have no question. I have a suggestion, though.

I would like to see response forums set up where Torah readers could reflect on the interesting essays posted here.

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By: TheTorahcom http://thetorah.com/ask-a-bible-scholar/#comment-3534 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:56:00 +0000 http://thetorah.com/?page_id=865#comment-3534 hoffman

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By: Joel E. Hoffman http://thetorah.com/ask-a-bible-scholar/#comment-3533 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:01:00 +0000 http://thetorah.com/?page_id=865#comment-3533 I was reading a Sicha by the Lubavitcher Rebbe and he stated that the word “Anochi” (in the 10 Commandments) is an Egyptian word. Is this true??

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By: Joel E. Hoffman http://thetorah.com/ask-a-bible-scholar/#comment-3532 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:50:00 +0000 http://thetorah.com/?page_id=865#comment-3532 Sacrifices in the ancient world was the primary vehicle of worship, and the Torah (especially sefer Vayikra) explains in extreme detail the sacrificial system of ancient Israel (i.e., types of sacrifices, how to do them, the priestly garments, how to dispose of the ashes, etc.). I wonder, were the sacrificial systems of the other ancient near Eastern civilizations at the time as complex??

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By: Joel E. Hoffman http://thetorah.com/ask-a-bible-scholar/#comment-3531 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:37:00 +0000 http://thetorah.com/?page_id=865#comment-3531 We know that in the few places when the Torah uses the word Torah it doesn’t refer to the entire Torah (i.e., all five books) but to particular sections, and most (all??) of the time it can be translated/understood to mean “instruction.” When is the first time in written history when the word Torah is used to actually refer to all five of the books??

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By: Phil from Burlingame http://thetorah.com/ask-a-bible-scholar/#comment-3518 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:05:00 +0000 http://thetorah.com/?page_id=865#comment-3518 The issue here is theme versus authorship. For example, parody is a known literary method that continues theme with differing authors and counterpoint narrative. “Who Wrote the Bible” by Friedman an excellent way into understanding this in more detail WRT Torah and authorship.

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By: Shel http://thetorah.com/ask-a-bible-scholar/#comment-3480 Tue, 04 Feb 2014 03:45:00 +0000 http://thetorah.com/?page_id=865#comment-3480 Could not the first word mean “in my head”? That would explain the use of the third person. Just change the vowels!

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By: jerry http://thetorah.com/ask-a-bible-scholar/#comment-3394 Sat, 07 Dec 2013 04:18:00 +0000 http://thetorah.com/?page_id=865#comment-3394 The translators of the Septuagint used a Greek for “image” that is very
specific yet the Hebrew for “image” seems to be more mystical similar to the
idea of Adam and Eve receiving the knowledge of good and evil becoming like G-d. Is the Hebrew word for “image” {צֶ֫לֶם}(ṣelem)
intentionally ambiguous?

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