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  • 1 Kings 8 : 2

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    All the men of Israel gathered before King Solomon at the Feast, in the month of Ethanim—that is, the seventh month. ...

  • Not a Babylonian Month

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    Here is an example of a Canaanite month being mentioned in the Tanakh and not the Babylonian version which would be Tishrei. ...

  • Baal is absent

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    An Ugaritic passage in CAT 1.19 I: 42-46 is close to David's curse: "Seven years Baal is absent, / Eight, the Rider of clouds: / No dew, no ...

  • Biblical reference to the 9th of AV

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    Here we find rabbinic grounds for the observation of Tisha B'Av. ...

  • Stories of hospitality

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    The story of the birth of Orion (Ovid's Fasti, V, lines 493-536) is a close parallel. The theme of hospitality is common to Greek, Canaanite ...

  • 2 Samuel 1 : 21

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    O hills of Gilboa—Let there be no dew or rain on you,Or bountiful fields,For there the shield of warriors lay rejected,The shield of Saul,Po ...

  • Psalms 92 : 10

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    Surely, Your enemies, O Lord, surely, Your enemies perish;all evildoers are scattered. ...

  • Remark

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    This is a staircase parallelism. Compare the Ugaritic passage "Now your enemy, Baal, / Now Smash your enemy, / Now vanquish your foe" (CAT 1 ...

  • Exodus 17 : 16

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    He said, “It means, ‘Hand upon the throne of the Lord!’ The Lord will be at war with Amalek throughout the ages.” ...

  • Amalek

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    Although they are notoriously the 'worst' enemy of Israel, many people don't truly know who Amalek are. To learn more about them see page 3 ...

  • Genesis 18 : 1

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    The Lord appeared to him by the terebinths of Mamre; he was sitting at the entrance of the tent as the day grew hot. ...

  • Feast of Weeks

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    One of the biblical passages that points to the holiday of Shavuot. ...

  • Lexical note

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    Name of extra-biblical primary source Lemma bridegroom of blood Analysis This phrase, Hebrew chatan damim, was probably used in biblical tim ...

  • Remark

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    Who can find the biblical passages that point to the reason why we eat dairy products on Shavuot? ...

  • Remark

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    There are many stories that use clothing as plot devices and metaphors. Esther and David and Saul are the first "characters" that come to m ...

  • Ancient Near Eastern background

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    Name of extra-biblical primary source A Military Situation Lemma the hand of the Lord will strike your livestock Analysis A letter from Ugar ...

  • Ancient Near Eastern background

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    Name of extra-biblical primary source The Zukru Festival Lemma keep it holy Analysis The “sanctification” of a festival day is mentioned reg ...

  • Egyptian background

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    Name of extra-biblical primary source Lemma Hur Analysis The name Hur is likely derived from the name of the Egyptian sky god, Horus (James ...

  • Ancient Near Eastern background

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    Name of extra-biblical primary source Ugaritic Incantation against Sorcery Lemma rod Analysis A Ugaritic incantation against sorcery address ...

  • Egyptian background

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    Name of extra-biblical primary source The Admonitions of Ipuwer Lemma turned into blood Analysis The “Admonitions of Ipuwer” describes a ser ...

  • Ancient Near Eastern background

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    Name of extra-biblical primary source Two Kissu Festivals Lemma unleavened bread Analysis A second millennium ritual text from Emar in Syria ...

  • Ancient Near Eastern background

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    Name of extra-biblical primary source The Cylinders of Gudea Lemma mountain of God Analysis •A common motif in the ancient Near East was the ...

  • Egyptian background

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    Name of extra-biblical primary source The Admonitions of Ipuwer Lemma the Israelite people are much too numerous for us Analysis The prolife ...

  • Ancient Near Eastern background

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    Name of extra-biblical primary source The Ba‘alu Myth Lemma Your own mountain, The sanctuary Analysis In the Ugaritic epic of Ba‘lu, the sto ...

  • Using the Bible for moral justifications

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    Here's a great example of an ancient Biblical practice that not only seems barbaric but is just wrong! This shows people can use any excerp ...