Destruction of the Holy Temple – 9th of AV is 911

Historically, the darkest day on the Hebrew calendar is 9/11 - the ninth day of the eleventh month, the ninth of Av (Tisha B'Av). On the ninth of Av, five national calamities occurred: During the time of Moses, Jews in the desert accepted the slanderous report of the 12 Spies, and the decree was issued …

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Ritual Violence and the Hebrew Bible in the Iraq war.

By Staś   So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptian captives and the Cushite exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, the nakedness of Egypt. Isaiah 20:4 There were no WMD in Iraq and the USA invaded anyway. The USA removed her strongman in Iraq Saddam. This …

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Lecture 13. The Deuteronomistic History: Prophets and Kings (1 and 2 Samuel)

Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) (RLST 145) with Christine Hayes The transition from a tribal society under the leadership of elders and eventually charismatic "judges" to a nation under a monarch is traced through the books of Judges and 1 and 2 Samuel. Early stories of local heroes are woven together into a …

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