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Abstract: The presence of the she-ass episode in the Balaam pericope (Numbers 22–24) raises a number of questions, in part because it seems to result in inconsistencies and redundancies. Based on an integrated reading of the biblical text that looks for the elements shared by the episode and the...
Abstract: This paper demonstrates that by using the anterior path as a template, it is possible to order and elucidate a dominant portion of the semantic domain of the Biblical Hebrew qatal form (i.e., the perfect, perfective, and past senses) as consecutive developmental stages of the anterior...
Abstract: Yona Wallach introduced to Hebrew poetry an innovative discourse on gender and sexuality. The article claims that one of the issues that preoccupied Wallach throughout her poetic career was that of female sexual subjectivity, of the ways in which a woman can occupy the position of a...
Abstract: The article demonstrates that the writings of Shimon Adaf put into question fundamental conventions concerning the “Mizrahi” literature in Israel by creating a unique poetic language that comprises a unique diversity of genres and language games from different periods of Hebrew as well...
Abstract: My reasoning for emphasizing the Jewishness of Jesus is straightforward and transforming: dialogue, celebrating uniqueness. As a practicing Jew who dialogues with Christians, I have learned to respect the covenantal role that Christians understand to be the way of the scriptural Jesus...
Abstract: Sholem Asch’s Yiddish novel Der man fun Natseres (The man from Nazareth) offers an account of Jesus’ life that seems to accord with the Gospels but in fact represents their radical rewriting. Ostensibly a historical narrative, Der man fun Natseres challenges the very notion of...
Abstract: The study reported in the present article examined the strategies used by speaker-writers of two Semitic languages, Hebrew and (Modern Standard) Arabic, in order to compensate for the lack of grammaticized categories in comparable written narrative and expository texts. For this...
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