Articles By Dr. Jeffrey Tigay

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    Dr. Jeffrey Tigay

    Dr. Jeffrey Tigay is A.M. Ellis Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania.

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      Shabbat in the Bible

      The Sabbath was a cornerstone of the Temple service and of popular observance in ancient Israel.

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      Genesis As Allegory

      Recognizing the deeper meaning of the text.

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      The Golden Calf

      As commonly understood, this biblical narrative condemns the first violation of the prohibition against idolatry--but it's not that simple.

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      Jonah: Following God's Example

      God also repents in the book of Jonah.

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      The Book of Deuteronomy is the biblical book whose law and theology most directly shaped later Judaism.

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      Scholars debate whether the Israelites recognized only one God or worshipped only one God.

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      Deuteronomy 6:4--The Shema

      While the Shema has been seen as a declaration of absolute monotheism, it has other meanings in its biblical and liturgical contexts.

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