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by semiopen
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques
Replies: 17
Views: 5193

Re: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques

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by semiopen
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques
Replies: 17
Views: 5193

Re: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques

I am glad you pointed the Tamar joke and parallel out. Definitely it is a blend of Joseph's robe stories and Tamar pericope. It is too bad that there has been limited discussion of Aggadah here lately. There always used to be a few believers (whatever that means) around also to keep things amusing....
by semiopen
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques
Replies: 17
Views: 5193

Re: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques

I didn't notice any references to the Hebrew phrase I mentioned. In his Anchor Bible commentary (ad loc.), Baruch Levine points out the similarity between the Hebrew word tzitzit and the Akkadian word for ornament (ṣiṣṣātu). Further on it goes into a discussion of women wearing Tzitzit (or not). The...
by semiopen
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques
Replies: 17
Views: 5193

Re: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques

I'll look for the article. Clearly, some examples you give are better than some others. Joseph and Potiphar's wife vs Judah and Tamar is a relatively good example, The Noah and Solomon connection etc. seems pretty obscure. Picking up girls at the local well is an example of something obvious, import...
by semiopen
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques
Replies: 17
Views: 5193

Re: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques

I'm not in any danger of either studying too much or understanding the bible anytime soon. The most striking part of the Joseph story is his femininity, at least through his service to Potiphar. For example - Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age; ...
by semiopen
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques
Replies: 17
Views: 5193

Re: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques

Since none of these people have ant historicity as ever existing, what is your point here? Personally, I like to search for identical phrases such as: ‎וַיְהִ֗י אַחַר֙ הַדְּבָרִ֣ים הָאֵ֔לֶּה And it came to pass after these things This phrase appears 5 times in the Tanakh. And it came to pass after ...
by semiopen
Fri May 10, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: How the Story of Jacob was Created
Replies: 2
Views: 1569

Re: How the Story of Jacob was Created

Probably Joseph will be chapter 5 here, but there is an interesting parallel with Rachel stealing the Teraphim and Joseph framing Benjamin in Egypt with the wine cup he used for divination (Genesis 44). It is the very one from which my master drinks and which he uses for divination. It was a wicked ...
by semiopen
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Was there a Jewish temple in ancient Egypt?
Replies: 7
Views: 6983

Re: Was there a Jewish temple in ancient Egypt?

I don't think there was a Jewish temple in Alexandria. Only a grand synagogue. That makes sense and may help explain the elusive oddity of this thread. The Alexandria Basilica Synagogue Destroyed by Hadrian 280 BC - 117 AD http://www.bible.ca/synagogues/Alexandria-Great-Basilica-Colonnaded-Egypt-an...
by semiopen
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: "baramin" - bad grammar in Hebrew
Replies: 11
Views: 6745

Re: "baramin" - bad grammar in Hebrew

Always nice to look at the one part of the bible everyone knows. ‎בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ ׃ (Gen. 1:1 WTT) When God began to create heaven and earth (Gen. 1:1 TNK) IN THE beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Gen. 1:1 JPS) Personally, it is one of...
by semiopen
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: "baramin" - bad grammar in Hebrew
Replies: 11
Views: 6745

Re: "baramin" - bad grammar in Hebrew

Always nice to look at the one part of the bible everyone knows. ‎בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ ׃ (Gen. 1:1 WTT) When God began to create heaven and earth (Gen. 1:1 TNK) IN THE beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Gen. 1:1 JPS) Personally, it is one of ...