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What makes this particular murder stand out is the ingratitude associated with it. Zechariah's father, Yehoyada, kin Yehoash's mentor, saved his life from Athaliah, and took great measures to set him on the throne. The murder of Zechariah was authorized by Yehoash himself, who was indebted for his own life to Yehoyada and his descendants. The biblical ...


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There is no atoning for killing a priest-prophet. The Talmud in Sanhedrin 7b says that the reason Ahron abided the golden calf is because he reasoned that were he to resist, he would be slaughtered as Hur had been, leaving the people no recourse, citing the verse from Lamentations. At least with the sin of the golden calf there was a possibility of ...


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The reference is to a kohen and a navi who was killed in the bais hamikdash on Yom Kippur that fell on shabbos, (Yerush. Taanit 4:5). The comments as to the nevua that he was killed for also show the seriousness of it. However, the main aspect is the human blood on the floor of the Bais Hamikdash shows the point of the story. No other navi was killed in a ...



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