Judges 1

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udges 1 is a conflated text that combines J Source documents with patriarchal documents. In The Hidden Book of the Bible Richard Elliott Friedman fails to attribute to the J Source any of Jgs 1, but we identify some of Jgs 1 as J documents. The first reason we … Read More

What’s in a Word?

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here is evidence in the language of biblical Hebrew that the ancient people whom God took to himself were originally matriarchate because, although given to men after their fathers, the tribes’ ‘inheritance,’ nachalah, ‘possession,’ ‘achuzzah,  and ‘generations,’ towlĕdah, are feminine nouns.

While the word for the ‘inheritance’ and … Read More