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Abstract: A rabbinic tradition preserved in b. Yoma 52a-b suggests that five biblical verses are "undecidable"—that is, it is not clear how they ought to be punctuated. This makes evident a fact that is not often noticed: the Masoretic punctuation of the Bible is sometimes exegetical in...
Abstract: This article is an archeological exploration of the representations of Yemenite figures in Hebrew drama and Israeli theatre during the twentieth century. It studies a repertoire that helps to illuminate transformations in the representation of an ethnic group in Eretz Israel. The study...
Abstract: The definition of the Hebrew term יפשוטו של מקרא has frequently been discussed by Bible commentators and scholars. This paper considers S. D. Luzzatto's approach to biblical exegesis on the basis of peshat , which he believed to be the sole correct interpretation of the Bible. In his...
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