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 … Continue reading Destruction of the Holy Temple – 9th of AV is 911

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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 … Continue reading Ritual Violence and the Hebrew Bible in the Iraq war.

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

Lecture 12. The Deuteronomistic History: Life in the Land (Joshua and Judges)

Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) (RLST 145) with Christine Hayes This lecture concludes the study of Deuteronomy and traces the contribution of the Deuteronomistic School: a historiosophy according to which Israel's fortunes are dependent upon and an indicator of her fidelity to the covenant. The books of the Former Prophets are introduced with … Continue reading Lecture 12. The Deuteronomistic History: Life in the Land (Joshua and Judges)

Lecture 11. On the Steps of Moab: Deuteronomy

Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) (RLST 145) with Christine Hayes This lecture, focusing on Moses's final address to the Israelites and transfer of authority to Joshua, describes Moses as the paradigmatic leader of biblical tradition. The structure of Deuteronomy is then outlined. Attention is given to updated and revised laws within Deuteronomy which … Continue reading Lecture 11. On the Steps of Moab: Deuteronomy

The Tragedy of the Moses connection to Christ.

Connecting and equating the warlord Moses with Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace--Mankind’s Apocalyptic nightmare. Moses is the savior of the Jews while Jesus Christ is the savior of the Gentiles. By Staś The ugly truth must be said--Moses was a murderer and Jesus was a healer.  One man is the savior of the Jews … Continue reading The Tragedy of the Moses connection to Christ.