By Rabbi Zev Farber Ph.D.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Sum of the Matter
- The Prehistory of the Balaam Story
- Did Jephthah Actually Kill his Daughter?
- The Story of Jephthah: The Urge to Manipulate
- Giving Miriam and the Matriarchs their Proper Funerals
- The Grain and Pomegranates of Mei Merivah (מי מריבה)
- The Historical Circumstances that Inspired the Korah Narrative
- Making Ma'aser Work for the Times
- Supporting the Priests vs. Sustaining the Poor
- Unscrambling the Scout Story with the Documentary Hypothesis
- Solving the Problem of "Kadesh in the Wilderness of Paran"