Posts Tagged ‘Jeffrey Tigay’

Vayakhel-Pekudei 5777

March 21, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of March 19th, 2017

How the creation of the Tabernacle matches the creation of the world — and WHY.

 

Jeffrey Tigay, “Exodus,” Jewish Study Bible

Thus was completed all the work of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting (Exod 39:32):  The phraseology (see also 40:33 n.) alludes to the completion of the creation of the world in Gen. 2:1, 3, one of several echoes of the Priestly source’s account of creation here in the Priestly account of the creation of the Tabernacle (see 25:1–31:17 n.).

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Ki Tavo 5776

September 20, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of September 18th, 2016

Who is the “wandering Aramean” of Deut 26:5?
And why is he called an Aramean, of all things?

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Re’eh 5776

August 30, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of August 28th, 2016

What is a “dream-diviner” … and what is he doing in Deuteronomy 13?

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Ekev 5776

August 23, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of August 21st, 2016

What are “the early rain” and “the late rain”?
And why does Hebrew have so many words for rain?

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Va-etchanan 5776

August 16, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of August 14th, 2016

What does it mean to “write these words ON the doorposts of your house and IN your gates”?

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More information on the Samaritan Pentateuch from David Glatt-Gilad, in his article “Reimagining the Israelite-Edomite Encounter“.

For an introduction to the Samaritan Pentateuch, see Robert T. Anderson and Terry Giles, The Samaritan Pentateuch: An Introduction to Its Origin, History, and Significance for Biblical Studies (Atlanta: SBL, 2012). For more examples of this exegetical technique in the Samaritan Pentateuch, see J. H. Tigay, “Conflation as a Redactional Technique,” in Empirical Models for Biblical Criticism (ed. J. H. Tigay; Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1985), pp. 53–95. For an edition of the SP, see Abraham Tal and Moses Florentine, The Five Books of the Torah: Samaritan Text and Masoretic Text (Tel Aviv University Press, 2010). For an English translation of the SP, with a consciously Samaritan flavor, see: Benyamim Tsedaka (translator and editor) and Sharon Sullivan (co-editor), The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah: First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version (Eerdmans, 2013).