Fundamental Issues in the Study of Tanakh
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Rav Amnon Bazak Shiur #10e: Peshat and Midrash Halakha In the previous shiurim we discussed discrepancies between the simple reading of the text and the halakhic conclusions of Chazal. Fundamental Issues in the Study of Tanakh
Rav Amnon Bazak Shiur #10f: Peshat and Midrash Halakha So far we have looked at contradictions between peshat and derash that arise from the authority of the Sages to interpret the verses in a way that differs from their plain meaning (whether out of moral or practical considerations). Now we will turn our attention to tensions between peshat and derash that arise from prior contradictions between different parshiot in the Torah itself. Fundamental Issues in the Study of Tanakh
Rav Amnon Bazak Shiur #11a: The Sins of Biblical Figures Part 1 of 4 The return to the study of the peshat – the plain meaning – of the biblical text has raised numerous religious questions, some of which we have addressed in previous shiurim. We now turn our attention to the question of our attitude towards central characters in Tanakh. Fundamental Issues in the Study of Tanakh
Rav Amnon Bazak Shiur #11b: The Sins of Biblical Figures (Part 2 of 4) We will look at three actions of Avraham and Sarah, where in each instance the action seems to be presented in a questionable light. Fundamental Issues in the Study of Tanakh
Rav Amnon Bazak Shiur #11c: The Sins of Biblical Figures Part 3 of 4 The fourth figure who is defended by R. Yonatan in the discussion in the Gemara (Shabbat 55b-56b) is King David. David's greatness and holiness, on the one hand, along with the severity of his actions concerning Bat-Sheva and Uriya, on the other, make this episode the classic test case for our attitude towards the biblical heroes. Fundamental Issues in the Study of Tanakh
Rav Amnon Bazak Shiur #11d: The Sins of Biblical Figures Part 4 of 4 We have seen that, since the earliest times, there have been two main approaches to understanding the sins and errors of biblical heroes: one takes the straightforward meaning of the text as its starting point, while the other proceeds from the fundamental assumption that such negative actions cannot be attributed to such great figures. Fundamental Issues in the Study of Tanakh

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