Posts Tagged ‘Shema’

Ekev 5777

August 8, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of August 6th, 2017

Deut. 11:19 “when you stay at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you get up.”

This week’s handout:  46 Ekev 5777


Click here for the TOC and preface to Revell’s book.

Click here for the 1st page of a 1980 article by him.

Click here for a full article on the subject (which I haven’t read) by James Price.


May he rest in peace.


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?

This week’s handout:  46 Ekev 5776


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”?

This week’s handout:  45 Va-etchanan 5776


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).