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Did God's prophecy against Eli fail?
1 Samuel 2:27-36 details a prophecy against Eli and his house. One verse reads: 31 The time is coming when I will cut short your strength and the strength of your priestly house, so that no one in it ...
How did Baasha make war against Asa a decade after his death?
Ba'asha became king of Israel in Asa's 3rd year, reigned 24 years and died in his 26th year(1 Ki 15:38). This is apparently contradicted by 2 Chronicles 15:19 - 16:1 There was no more war until the ...
Who was יהואחז כהן גדול?
I encountered יהואחז כהן גדול in Seder Olam Zutta, chapter 5, but couldn't find further information about him. Who was he and are there any sources that give more information (i.e., biographical) ...
How old was Dosa ben Harkinas?
Considering that the traditional sources say that Dosa ben Harkinas was a contemporary of Shimon HaTzadik, continuing to survive after the destruction of the Second Temple, what do the rabbis say ...
Questions About Jeroboam (son of Nebat)'s "Festival...in Imitation of the Festival in Judah"
1 Kings 12:26-33 records Jeroboam's religious "reforms." Among these were the establishment of a "festival...in imitation of the festival in Judah": 32 He stationed at Bethel the ...
Why did some of Israel's kings include partial years as part of their reign while others didn't?
King Ahaziah of Israel became king in Jehoshapat's 17th year(1 Ki 22:51) and died in his 18th year(2 Ki 1:17), yet he's said to have reigned for 2 years. Consequently, we must understand his 2 "...
Which Jehoram became King first? Ahab's or Jehoshapat's?
Jehoram of Israel became King in the 2nd year of Judah's Jehoram (2 Kings 1:17). 2 Kings 3:1, on the other hand, tells us that the Israelite Jehoram became king in the 18th year of Jehoshapat, so ...
How old was Lavan?
Was wondering how old Lavan was when: Yaakov came to Padan Aram (Rashi says Yaakov was 77). When Lavan's first son was born (Rashi says Lavan initially only had daughters). When Lavan died.
Why must Hezron and Hamul have been born in Canaan?
Genesis 46 enumerates the family members of Jacob that went down to Egypt with him. Among these descendants are Judah's grandsons by his son Perez: Hezron and Hamul. The peculiarity of this ...
Does the language of Genesis 31:38 - 41 allow for Jacob to be speaking of two seperate 20 year periods?
A few times, I've come across this idea that Jacob's two descriptions of the 20 year period he spent in Haran is actually describing two seperate periods of 20 years, to effect of extending his stay ...
How many years did Amatzyah rule over the kingdom of Yehuda?
How long was he king? Aside from being taken captive by Yehoash (king over Israel kingdom) he also stayed 15 years in Lachish. My question is how long did he actually rule - till he was taken captive.
When was Hevel born?
I just got a copy of The Eternal Link by R. Pinchas Winston and it states (on page 33), "the birth of Cain and Abel actually occurred before the expulsion from the Garden of Eden, not afterwards&...