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by semiopen
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15
Replies: 14
Views: 15929

Re: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15

The text is supposed to be either rather archaic or a deliberate archaism, depending on the scholar. The tetragrammaton shows up in verse 3 (technically in verse 1, but that's the intro) in form of a name introduction. Verse 2 uses first the short form "Yah", then the singular "eli" (in "this is my...
by semiopen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Women of the Wall
Replies: 28
Views: 29899

Re: Women of the Wall

Let the Turks and/or Brits take control of Palestine again and your beautiful wishes might get granted.
by semiopen
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Women of the Wall
Replies: 28
Views: 29899

Re: Women of the Wall

Bruno in the Middle East https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tihMVlNb76A The scene of Bruno being chased by the Haredi is striking - however even he wasn't outrageous enough to show up at the Kotel in that outfit. It would be difficult to argue that the Haredi weren't justified in having a reaction to ...
by semiopen
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Women of the Wall
Replies: 28
Views: 29899

Re: Women of the Wall

The ultra orthodox deserve some deference in this area as they believe that the temple was literally the home of YHWH on earth and all that implies. Secular Jews don't believe that. Their motivation is on an entirely different level and I strongly suspect that the main reason for secular worship ven...
by semiopen
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Women of the Wall
Replies: 28
Views: 29899

Re: Women of the Wall

The wall means more to the traditionally religious. If they honestly believe it is holy, they have the right not to see it desecrated. At some point one has to draw the line at what is perceived as disrespectable behavior. The wall might be the one part of Israeli life that the chief Rabbinate shoul...
by semiopen
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: LXX
Replies: 12
Views: 19105

Re: LXX

Septuagint Jewish Legend Seventy-two Jewish scholars were asked by the Greek King of Egypt Ptolemy II Philadelphus to translate the Torah from Biblical Hebrew into Greek, for inclusion in the Library of Alexandria.[13] This narrative is found in the pseudepigraphic Letter of Aristeas to his brother...
by semiopen
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: The Secret History of Leviticus
Replies: 5
Views: 19574

Re: The Secret History of Leviticus

this is likely explained by a more spiritual/less literal definition of "man" and "woman" fwiw. Read them as symbols iow, rather than ppl. "Prophets gone a'whoring" there would similarly be no actual whores to find, and etc The issue with male homosexuality seems to be penetration of a male by a ma...
by semiopen
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: The Secret History of Leviticus
Replies: 5
Views: 19574

Re: The Secret History of Leviticus

Before Leviticus was composed, outright prohibitions against homosexual sex — whether between men or women — were practically unheard-of in the ancient world. I don't understand how women got into the issue. Apparently this is an example of equal opportunity when it isn't specifically asked for. Th...
by semiopen
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Nazarene
Replies: 7
Views: 10150

Re: Nazarene

Jews will find this interesting, they traditionally grow the hair on the side of the head. That was fascinating; it always is at picture time. Payot Payot (Hebrew: פֵּאָה‬; plural: פֵּאוֹת‬), also pronounced pe'ot, peyot; or payos, peyos, peyois, payois in Ashkenazi pronunciation, is the Hebrew wor...
by semiopen
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Nazarene
Replies: 7
Views: 10150

Re: Nazarene

What is the difference between a Nazarene and a Nazarite? https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-a-Nazarene-and-a-Nazarite A Nazarite is a title for an Israelite who took a special vow before God (usually for a specified time period or, in rare instances like Samson’s, for life). They ...