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  • Plain sense

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    Lemma Gather as much of it as each of you requires to eat . . . each of you shall fetch for those in his tent Analysis The meaning of the He ...

  • Plain sense

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    Lemma took a timbrel in her hand Analysis Not a tambourine! Consider:•The English word “timbrel” has two meanings: “tambourine” and “hand-dr ...

  • Plain sense

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    Lemma Let the men go Analysis Exegesis depends upon the meaning of ’anashim, which, as I argue here{Cross-reference to footnote #17}, has a ...

  • Plain-sense interpretation

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    Name of extra-biblical primary source Lemma three days Analysis •“Three days” is used in the Bible to convey the idea of a short duration, i ...

  • Translation suggestion; Plain sense

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    Lemma They answered Analysis The Hebrew verb is plural and the direct speech comprises a sequence of notices. Arguably, the daughters’ answe ...

  • Genesis 3 : 3

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    It is only about fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said: ‘You shall not eat of it or touch it, lest you die.’” ...

  • Remark

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    It's always amazed me when people blame our foremother Chava/Eve the First Woman for the sin that led to Humanity's banishment from the Gard ...

  • Eyes and ears

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    The very same idea is found in the wisdom literature: "The ear that hears, the eye that sees— / The Lord made them both" (Proverbs 20:12). I ...

  • Exodus 4 : 11

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    And the Lord said to him, “Who gives man speech? Who makes him dumb or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? ...

  • Exodus 3 : 18

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    They will listen to you; then you shall go with the elders of Israel to the king of Egypt and you shall say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of th ...

  • God's True Name

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    Medieval commentator Rashbam points out that there is really no contradiction between the unique four-letter name of God (YHVH) that is comm ...

  • Long life reward

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    The opposite idea is expressed in Proverbs 20:20 "One who reviles his father or mother, / Light will fail him when darkness comes." The lit ...

  • The first offering

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    It seems as if the entire idea of offerings to the Lord begins with Cain. The Lord does not ask for any, at least according to the pshat of ...

  • Exodus 10 : 7

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    Pharaoh’s courtiers said to him, “How long shall this one be a snare to us? Let the men go to worship the Lord their God! Are you not yet aw ...

  • Exodus 16 : 16

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    This is what the Lord has commanded: Gather as much of it as each of you requires to eat, an omer to a person for as many of you as there ar ...

  • Remark

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    Thanks for the link! Mr. Natural as G-d! It's like I'm 10yrs old again! I may have to buy it! Does this violate the graven image command? ...

  • Remark

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    When they ate the fruit they did die. Eternal life is an unhindered relationship with G-d, and once they disobeyed they were no longer parti ...

  • Remark

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    In its attempt to justify Ecclesiastes as essentially a religious work, Kohelet Rabbah (midrash) portrays the sun as the horizon between "th ...

  • Ecclesiastes 6 : 12

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    Who can possibly know what is best for a man to do in life—the few days of his fleeting life? For who can tell him what the future holds for ...

  • Exodus 20 : 12

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    Honor your father and your mother, that you may long endure on the land that the Lord your God is assigning to you. ...

  • Exodus 2 : 19

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    They answered, “An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds; he even drew water for us and watered the flock.” ...

  • What is "right," anyway?

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    This is the first time the concept of "right" and "sin" has been mentioned, or communicated to a human. The Lord does not offer a definition ...

  • Remark

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    Wow what a great link to an interesting interpretation. Truth be told I have never read this "minor prophet" before...thanks for pointing th ...

  • Remark

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    While there are many interpretations to this paradox, I just wanted to point out that this verse is the source for the idea that Adam & Eve ...

  • Genesis 4 : 3

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    In the course of time, Cain brought an offering to the Lord from the fruit of the soil; ...