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No, because the practice of conversion did yet not exist, not even in the days of Abraham. Many rabbis cite 12:5, “and the nefesh that they had gotten in Haran.” True, the post-biblical translation of nefesh is “soul,” and so they are supporting the notion that the practice of conversion existed, when they say that “Abraham brought converts [the altered ...


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Sanhedrin 19a and Megillah 13a allude to your question. They say that a person who raises a child is like the person who bore him. Since Pharaoh's daughter Bisya raised Moshe, he is given the name that she called him. According to the Gemoro, Moshe's other names are mentioned in Divrei Hayamim 1 4:18. Moshe is the name by which G-d wants us to know him. I ...


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The first individual to know of the Messiah was Adam HaRishon. This is stated explicitly in Sanhedrin 38b in the name of Reish Lakish, by Yose ben Chalafta in Seder Olam Rabbah 30 and Rabbi Yehuda bar Simon in Bereshit Rabbah 24:2 which teach that Adam was shown all the righteous, each generation and its Sages and those who would teach and explain the Torah. ...


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The slope of Mount Nebo could have been one of the walls of the valley. One can be on the mountain and in the valley if he is standing on the slope of the mountain. Notice that there are two words for valley: Emek and Gei. Perhaps Emek is reserved for when there is a plateau at the bottom (scroll down) https://www.earthtrekkers.com/2-days-in-death-...


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Possibly on verse 1 Moses sees the promised land, but it's not that he is buired there, as described on verse 6 The Sefri addresses this question. It says the the location of the grave was miraculously unreachable, is you were on the top of the mountain. it looked like it's in the valley, but if you were in the valley it looked like it was on the top. If ...


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Who wrote Deuteronomy? G-d or Moses? Bible critics insist that neither G-d nor Moses authored Deuteronomy. They posit that Deuteronomy was composed during the time of the first Temple period by King Josiah (640–609 B.C.E.), following the early second Temple period by Ezra the Scribe. This may not be true. Was the Pentateuch authored by G-d? The Babylonian ...


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