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Sunday, December 2 • 8:45am - 9:55am
What happens when you (kind of) get what you wish for: The Story of Yiftah

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We will reading the puzzling tale in the Book of Judges about an exiled brother who becomes a war leader ("judge") like Gideon. But he makes a rash promise to God and as a result loses his only child. Is he to be viewed as a hero or as a flawed leader or a misguided individual? We will focus on the language of the text and its troubling questions

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Everett Fox

Everett Fox is the Allen M. Glick Professor of Judaic and Biblical Studies at Clark University, where he heads the Program in Jewish Studies. He is the translator of The Five Books of Moses published by Schocken Books. His translation, notes and commentary of The Early Prophets) will be published in 2013.


Sunday December 2, 2012 8:45am - 9:55am
Schwartz Social Hall

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