Topic: Biblical Times - Jewish Virtual Library

The Patriarchs. Jewish history began about 4,000 years ago (c. 17th century B.C.E.) with the patriarchs-Abraham, his son Isaac and grandson Jacob. Documents unearthed in Mesopotamia, dating back to 2000-1500 B.C.E., corroborate aspects of their nomadic way of life as described in the Bible.

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The Septuagint, LXX, origin, textual transmission 282 BC The Septuagint LXX. And other Manuscripts of the Old Testament (Tanakh) 'Scripture cannot be broken' (Jesus, John 10:35) 'My word will accomplish what I desire and succeed in the purpose for which I sent it.'

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Midrash - Wikipedia Midrash halakha is the name given to a group of tannaitic expositions on the first four books of the Hebrew Bible. These midrashim, written in Mishnahic Hebrew, clearly distinguish between the Biblical texts that they discuss, and the rabbinic interpretation of that text.

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Circumcision- Brit Milah - Jewish Virtual Library Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin of the penis. The rite of circumcision (brit milah) is one of the most ancient practices of Judaism.The commandment to circumcise male children was given to Abraham in the Torah (Genesis 17:7­14 and repeated in Leviticus 12:3):

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History Crash Course #11: Mount Sinai - The Jewish Website The encounter between God and the Jews at Mount Sinai was a totally unique event in all of human history. Passover is often described as the holiday of freedom. And in liberal democracies freedom is often misunderstood as the ability to do whatever you like with no oppressive authority telling you.

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Megillat Esther - On Purim. On Yom Kippurim. Lots were cast in the presence of Haman, for a proper day to destroy the Jews.. The Kohen Gadol cast lots, in the presence of the goat for Azazel, to determine which goat was for HaShem and which goat was for Azazel.. Purim is a time of joy.. Yom Kippurim is a time to afflict your soul.. On Purim, we prepare for the feast by fasting the day before (Ta’anith Esther)!

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The Rephaim: Descendants of the Nephilim The Rephaim are mentioned throughout the Old Testament as enemies of the Israelites. Og and Sihon were their kings. These people were fierce warriors. They also were connected to the Nephilim.

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Adam and Eve - Crystalinks Eve is the feminine archetype - just as Adam represents the male. Eve carries the frequency of the goddess - creatrix on Earth - the high priestess - the source of creation.

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Judah (son of Jacob) - Wikipedia Judah (Hebrew: יְהוּדָה ‬, Standard Yəhuda Tiberian Yehuḏā) was, according to the Book of Genesis, the fourth son of Jacob and Leah, the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Judah.By extension, he is indirectly eponymous of the Kingdom of Judah, the land of Judea and the word 'Jew'.. According to the narrative in Genesis, Judah with Tamar is the patrilinear ancestor of the Davidic line.

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in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Among people with a disadvantage or disability, the person with the mildest disadvantage or disability is dominant; even someone with limited talent or ability is considered special by those having no talent or ability