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1. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 34.3-34.5 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

34.3. וְאֶת־הַנֶּגֶב וְאֶת־הַכִּכָּר בִּקְעַת יְרֵחוֹ עִיר הַתְּמָרִים עַד־צֹעַר׃ 34.4. וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֵלָיו זֹאת הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי לְאַבְרָהָם לְיִצְחָק וּלְיַעֲקֹב לֵאמֹר לְזַרְעֲךָ אֶתְּנֶנָּה הֶרְאִיתִיךָ בְעֵינֶיךָ וְשָׁמָּה לֹא תַעֲבֹר׃ 34.5. וַיָּמָת שָׁם מֹשֶׁה עֶבֶד־יְהוָה בְּאֶרֶץ מוֹאָב עַל־פִּי יְהוָה׃ 34.3. and the South, and the Plain, even the valley of Jericho the city of palm-trees, as far as Zoar." 34.4. And the LORD said unto him: ‘This is the land which I swore unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying: I will give it unto thy seed; I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.’" 34.5. So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD."
2. Hebrew Bible, Leviticus, 19.18 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

19.18. לֹא־תִקֹּם וְלֹא־תִטֹּר אֶת־בְּנֵי עַמֶּךָ וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעֲךָ כָּמוֹךָ אֲנִי יְהוָה׃ 19.18. Thou shalt not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD."
3. Hebrew Bible, 1 Kings, 13.18 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

13.18. וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ גַּם־אֲנִי נָבִיא כָּמוֹךָ וּמַלְאָךְ דִּבֶּר אֵלַי בִּדְבַר יְהוָה לֵאמֹר הֲשִׁבֵהוּ אִתְּךָ אֶל־בֵּיתֶךָ וְיֹאכַל לֶחֶם וְיֵשְׁתְּ מָיִם כִּחֵשׁ לוֹ׃ 13.18. And he said unto him: ‘I also am a prophet as thou art; and an angel spoke unto me by the word of the LORD, saying: Bring him back with thee into thy house, that he may eat bread and drink water.’—He lied unto him.—"
4. Hebrew Bible, Zechariah, 3.1-3.5 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3.1. בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא נְאֻם יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת תִּקְרְאוּ אִישׁ לְרֵעֵהוּ אֶל־תַּחַת גֶּפֶן וְאֶל־תַּחַת תְּאֵנָה׃ 3.1. וַיַּרְאֵנִי אֶת־יְהוֹשֻׁעַ הַכֹּהֵן הַגָּדוֹל עֹמֵד לִפְנֵי מַלְאַךְ יְהוָה וְהַשָּׂטָן עֹמֵד עַל־יְמִינוֹ לְשִׂטְנוֹ׃ 3.2. וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל־הַשָּׂטָן יִגְעַר יְהוָה בְּךָ הַשָּׂטָן וְיִגְעַר יְהוָה בְּךָ הַבֹּחֵר בִּירוּשָׁלִָם הֲלוֹא זֶה אוּד מֻצָּל מֵאֵשׁ׃ 3.3. וִיהוֹשֻׁעַ הָיָה לָבֻשׁ בְּגָדִים צוֹאִים וְעֹמֵד לִפְנֵי הַמַּלְאָךְ׃ 3.4. וַיַּעַן וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל־הָעֹמְדִים לְפָנָיו לֵאמֹר הָסִירוּ הַבְּגָדִים הַצֹּאִים מֵעָלָיו וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו רְאֵה הֶעֱבַרְתִּי מֵעָלֶיךָ עֲוֺנֶךָ וְהַלְבֵּשׁ אֹתְךָ מַחֲלָצוֹת׃ 3.5. וָאֹמַר יָשִׂימוּ צָנִיף טָהוֹר עַל־רֹאשׁוֹ וַיָּשִׂימוּ הַצָּנִיף הַטָּהוֹר עַל־רֹאשׁוֹ וַיַּלְבִּשֻׁהוּ בְּגָדִים וּמַלְאַךְ יְהוָה עֹמֵד׃ 3.1. And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him." 3.2. And the LORD said unto Satan: ‘The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan, yea, the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee; is not this man a brand plucked out of the fire?’" 3.3. Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel." 3.4. And he answered and spoke unto those that stood before him, saying: ‘Take the filthy garments from off him.’ And unto him he said: ‘Behold, I cause thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with robes.’" 3.5. And I said: ‘Let them set a fair mitre upon his head.’ So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments; and the angel of the LORD stood by."
5. New Testament, 1 Corinthians, 9.20 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

9.20. To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to thosewho are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain those whoare under the law;
6. New Testament, Acts, 10.14, 10.20, 10.29, 11.2, 21.18-21.22 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

10.14. But Peter said, "Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean. 10.20. But arise, get down, and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them. 10.29. Therefore also I came without complaint when I was sent for. I ask therefore, why did you send for me? 11.2. When Peter had come up to Jerusalem, those who were of the circumcision contended with him 21.18. The day following, Paul went in with us to James; and all the elders were present. 21.19. When he had greeted them, he reported one by one the things which God had worked among the Gentiles through his ministry. 21.20. They, when they heard it, glorified God. They said to him, "You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law. 21.21. They have been informed about you, that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children neither to walk after the customs. 21.22. What then? The assembly must certainly meet, for they will hear that you have come.
7. New Testament, James, 1.1, 1.5-1.11, 1.25, 2.1-2.26, 3.13-3.17, 4.8, 4.11-4.12, 5.1-5.6 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.1. James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are in the Dispersion: Greetings. 1.5. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him. 1.6. But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed. 1.7. For let that man not think that he will receive anything from the Lord. 1.8. He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. 1.9. But let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his high position; 1.10. and the rich, in that he is made humble, because like the flower in the grass, he will pass away. 1.11. For the sun arises with the scorching wind, and withers the grass, and the flower in it falls, and the beauty of its appearance perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in his pursuits. 1.25. But he who looks into the perfect law, the law of freedom, and continues, not being a hearer who forgets but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in what he does. 2.1. My brothers, don't hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory with partiality. 2.2. For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your assembly, and a poor man in filthy clothing also comes in; 2.3. and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, "Sit here in a good place;" and you tell the poor man, "Stand there," or "Sit by my footstool; 2.4. haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? 2.5. Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn't God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to those who love him? 2.6. But you have dishonored the poor man. Don't the rich oppress you, and personally drag you before the courts? 2.7. Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called? 2.8. However, if you fulfill the royal law, according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well. 2.9. But if you show partiality, you commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors. 2.10. For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he has become guilty of all. 2.11. For he who said, "Do not commit adultery," said also, "Do not commit murder." Now if you do not commit adultery, but murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 2.12. So speak, and so do, as men who are to be judged by a law of freedom. 2.13. For judgment is without mercy to him who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. 2.14. What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can that faith save him? 2.15. And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food 2.16. and one of you tells them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled;" and yet you didn't give them the things the body needs, what good is it? 2.17. Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself. 2.18. Yes, a man will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith. 2.19. You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder. 2.20. But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead? 2.21. Wasn't Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 2.22. You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected; 2.23. and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness;" and he was called the friend of God. 2.24. You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith. 2.25. In like manner wasn't Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way? 2.26. For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead. 3.13. Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom. 3.14. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth. 3.15. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic. 3.16. For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed. 3.17. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 4.8. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 4.11. Don't speak against one another, brothers. He who speaks against a brother and judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law, but a judge. 4.12. Only one is the lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge another? 5.1. Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming on you. 5.2. Your riches are corrupted and your garments are moth-eaten. 5.3. Your gold and your silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be for a testimony against you, and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up your treasure in the last days. 5.4. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you have kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of those who reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of Hosts. 5.5. You have lived delicately on the earth, and taken your pleasure. You have nourished your hearts as in a day of slaughter. 5.6. You have condemned, you have murdered the righteous one. He doesn't resist you.
8. New Testament, Jude, 10-21, 23-25, 4-9, 1 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

9. New Testament, Galatians, 2.16, 3.10, 5.13, 5.18 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.16. yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law butthrough the faith of Jesus Christ, even we believed in Christ Jesus,that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works ofthe law, because no flesh will be justified by the works of the law. 3.10. For as many as are of the works of the law areunder a curse. For it is written, "Cursed is everyone who doesn'tcontinue in all things that are written in the book of the law, to dothem. 5.13. For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don't useyour freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to oneanother. 5.18. But if you are led by theSpirit, you are not under the law.
10. New Testament, Romans, 3.8, 3.20, 4.20, 6.1, 6.14-6.15, 14.23 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.8. Why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), "Let us do evil, that good may come?" Those who say so are justly condemned. 3.20. Because by the works of the law, no flesh will be justified in his sight. For through the law comes the knowledge of sin. 4.20. Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn't waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God 6.1. What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 6.14. For sin will not have dominion over you. For you are not under law, but under grace. 6.15. What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? May it never be! 14.23. But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because it isn't of faith; and whatever is not of faith is sin.
11. New Testament, Mark, 11.23 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

11.23. For most assuredly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and doesn't doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall have whatever he says.
12. New Testament, Matthew, 13.55, 14.13, 21.21, 28.17 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

13.55. Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother called Mary, and his brothers, James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? 14.13. Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat, to a deserted place apart. When the multitudes heard it, they followed him on foot from the cities. 21.21. Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly I tell you, if you have faith, and don't doubt, you will not only do what is done to the fig tree, but even if you told this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it would be done. 28.17. When they saw him, they bowed down to him, but some doubted.
13. Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin, None (3rd cent. CE - 6th cent. CE)

39a. (יחזקאל יח, ב) אבות יאכלו בוסר ושיני בנים תקהינה (ויקרא יט, לו) מאזני צדק אבני צדק (משלי יא, ח) צדיק מצרה נחלץ ויבא רשע תחתיו,א"ל כופר לרבן גמליאל אלהיכם גנב הוא דכתיב (בראשית ב, כא) ויפל ה' אלהים תרדמה על האדם ויישן אמרה ליה ברתיה שבקיה דאנא מהדרנא ליה אמרה ליה תנו לי דוכוס אחד א"ל למה ליך ליסטין באו עלינו הלילה ונטלו ממנו קיתון של כסף והניחו לנו קיתון של זהב אמר לה ולוואי שיבא עלינו בכל יום ולא יפה היה לו לאדם הראשון שנטלו ממנו צלע אחת ונתנו לו שפחה לשמשו,אמר לה הכי קאמינא אלא לשקליה בהדיא אמרה ליה אייתו לי אומצא דבישרא אייתו לה אותבה תותי בחשא אפיקתה אמרה ליה אכול מהאי אמר לה מאיסא לי אמרה ליה ואדם הראשון נמי אי הות שקילה בהדיא הוה מאיסא ליה,א"ל כופר לרבן גמליאל ידענא אלהייכו מאי קא עביד (והיכן יתיב) איתנגד ואיתנח א"ל מאי האי א"ל בן אחד יש לי בכרכי הים ויש לי גיעגועים עליו בעינא דמחוית ליה ניהלי אמר מי ידענא היכא ניהו א"ל דאיכא בארעא לא ידעת דאיכא בשמיא ידעת,אמר ליה כופר לרבן גמליאל כתיב (תהלים קמז, ד) מונה מספר לכוכבים מאי רבותיה אנא מצינא למימנא כוכבי אייתי חבושי שדינהו בארבילא וקא מהדר להו אמר ליה מנינהו א"ל אוקמינהו א"ל רקיע נמי הכי הדרא,איכא דאמרי הכי א"ל מני לי כוכבי א"ל אימא לי ככיך ושיניך כמה הוה שדא ידיה לפומיה וקא מני להו א"ל דאיכא בפומיך לא ידעת דאיכא ברקיעא ידעת,א"ל כופר לרבן גמליאל מי שברא הרים לא ברא רוח שנאמר (עמוס ד, יג) כי הנה יוצר הרים ובורא רוח אלא מעתה גבי אדם דכתיב ויברא וייצר הכי נמי מי שברא זה לא ברא זה,טפח על טפח יש בו באדם ושני נקבים יש בו מי שברא זה לא ברא זה שנאמר (תהלים צד, ט) הנוטע אוזן הלא ישמע ואם יוצר עין הלא יביט א"ל אין א"ל ובשעת מיתה כולן נתפייסו,א"ל ההוא אמגושא לאמימר מפלגך לעילאי דהורמיז מפלגך לתתאי דאהורמיז א"ל א"כ היכי שביק ליה אהורמיז להורמיז לעבורי מיא בארעיה,אמר ליה קיסר לר' תנחום תא ליהוו כולן לעמא חד אמר לחיי אנן דמהלינן לא מצינן מיהוי כוותייכו אתון מהליתו והוו כוותן א"ל מימר שפיר קאמרת מיהו כל דזכי למלכא לשדיוה לביבר שדיוה לביבר ולא אכלוה א"ל ההוא מינא האי דלא אכלוה משום דלא כפין הוא שדיוה ליה לדידיה ואכלוה,א"ל כופר לר"ג אמריתו כל בי עשרה שכינתא שריא כמה שכינתא איכא קרייה לשמעיה מחא ביה באפתקא א"ל אמאי על שמשא בביתיה דכופר א"ל שמשא אכולי עלמא ניחא ומה שמשא דחד מן אלף אלפי רבוא שמשי דקמי קודשא בריך הוא ניחא לכולי עלמא שכינתא דקב"ה על אחת כמה וכמה,א"ל ההוא מינא לרבי אבהו אלהיכם גחכן הוא דקאמר ליה ליחזקאל (יחזקאל ד, ד) שכב על צדך השמאלי וכתיב (יחזקאל ד, ו) ושכבת על צדך הימני אתא ההוא תלמידא א"ל מ"ט דשביעתא א"ל השתא אמינא לכו מילתא דשויא לתרוייהו,אמר הקב"ה לישראל זרעו שש והשמיטו שבע כדי שתדעו שהארץ שלי היא והן לא עשו כן אלא חטאו וגלו מנהגו של עולם מלך בשר ודם שסרחה עליו מדינה אם אכזרי הוא הורג את כולן אם רחמן הוא הורג חצים אם רחמן מלא רחמים הוא מייסר הגדולים שבהן ביסורין אף כך הקב"ה מייסר את יחזקאל כדי למרק עונותיהם של ישראל,א"ל ההוא מינא לרבי אבהו אלהיכם כהן הוא דכתיב (שמות כה, ב) ויקחו לי תרומה כי קבריה למשה במאי טביל וכי תימא במיא והכתיב (ישעיהו מ, יב) מי מדד בשעלו מים,א"ל בנורא טביל דכתיב (ישעיהו סו, טו) כי הנה ה' באש יבא ומי סלקא טבילותא בנורא א"ל אדרבה עיקר טבילותא בנורא הוא דכתיב (במדבר לא, כג) וכל אשר לא יבא באש תעבירו במים,אמר ליה ההוא מינא לרבי אבינא כתיב (שמואל ב ז, כג) מי כעמך כישראל גוי אחד בארץ מאי רבותייהו אתון נמי ערביתו בהדן דכתיב (ישעיהו מ, יז) כל הגוים כאין נגדו אמר ליה מדידכו אסהידו עלן דכתיב 39a. And they are the parables concerning the following verses: b“The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge”(Ezekiel 18:2); b“Just balances, just weights /b…shall you have” (Leviticus 19:36); and b“The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes in his stead”(Proverbs 11:8).,§ bTheRoman bemperor said to Rabban Gamliel: Your God is a thief, as it is written: “And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man and he slept;and He took one of his sides, and closed up the place with flesh instead” (Genesis 2:21). bThe daughter ofthe emperor bsaid toRabban Gamliel: bLeave him, as I will respond to him. She saidto her father: bProvide one commander [ idukhus /i] for meto avenge someone’s wrongdoing. The emperor bsaid to her: Why do you needhim? She said to him: bArmed bandits came to us thispast bnight, and took a silver jug [ ikiton /i] from us, and left a golden jug for us.The emperor bsaid to her:If so, bwould it be thatarmed bandits such as these bwould come to us every day.She said to him: bAnd was it notsimilarly bgood for Adam the firstman bthatGod btook a side from him and gave him a maidservant to serve him? /b,The emperor bsaid to her: This is what I was saying: Butif it is good for Adam, bletGod btakehis side from him bin the open,not during the time of his deep sleep, like a thief. bShe said to him: Bring mea slice of braw meat. They brought it to her. She placed it under the embers,and bremoved itafter it was roasted. bShe said to him: Eat from thismeat. The emperor bsaid to her: It is repulsive to me.Although he knew that this is how meat is prepared, seeing the raw meat made it repulsive to him. bShe said to him:With regard to bAdam the firstman bas well, hadGod btaken herfrom him bin the open, she would have been repulsive to him.Therefore God acted while Adam was asleep., bThe emperor said to Rabban Gamliel: I know your God, what He does and where He sits.Meanwhile, the emperor bwas moaning and groaning.Rabban Gamliel bsaid to him: Whatis bthis?Why are you in distress? The emperor bsaid to him: I have one son in the cities overseas and I miss him.Rabban Gamliel said to him: bI want you to show him to me.The emperor bsaid: Do I know where he is?Rabban Gamliel bsaid to him:If byou do not know that which is on earth,is it possible that byou do know that which is in the heavens? /b, bThe emperor said to Rabban Gamliel: It is writtenin praise of the Lord: b“He counts the number of the stars;He gives them all their names” (Psalms 147:4). bWhat is His greatness? I canalso bcount the stars.Rabban Gamliel bbrought quinces, put them in a sieve, and spun them. He saidto the emperor: bCount them.The emperor bsaid to him: Stand them stillso that I can count them. Rabban Gamliel bsaid to him:The bfirmament also revolves like this,therefore you cannot count the stars in it., bSome saythat bthis iswhat the emperor bsaid to him: I have counted the stars.Rabban Gamliel bsaid to him: Tell me how many teeth and incisors youhave. The emperor bput his hand in his mouth and was counting them.Rabban Gamliel bsaid to him: You do not know what is in your mouth,but byou do know what is in the firmament? /b, bThe emperor said to Rabban Gamliel: He Who created mountains did not create wind,rather two separate gods created them, bas it is stated: “For, lo, He forms mountains and creates wind”(Amos 4:13); one is described with the verb “forms,” and the other with the verb “creates.” Rabban Gamliel said to him: bIf that is so,then bwith regard to Adam, as it is writtenconcerning him: b“AndGod bcreated”(Genesis 1:27), and also: b“Andthe Lord God bformed”(Genesis 2:7), bso tooshould one say that bHe who created this did not create that? /b,If you will claim that different gods created different parts of Adam, that will not suffice. bA person has one handbreadth by one handbreadthof facial countece, with btwotypes of borifices in it,eyes and ears. Should one say that bHe who created this did not create that; as it is stated: “He that planted the ear, shall He not hear? He that formed the eye, shall He not see?”(Psalms 94:9)? The verse employs two verbs for the eyes and ears alone. The emperor bsaid to him: Yes,different gods created different parts of the face. Rabban Gamliel bsaid to him: And at the moment of death, are they all appeased?Do all these gods agree as one that the time arrived for the person to die?,The Gemara relates: bA certain magus said to Ameimar: From your midpoint and upis in the domain bof Hurmiz,the god of good, who created the significant and important parts of the body, and bfrom your midpoint and downis in the domain bof Ahurmiz,the god of bad. Ameimar bsaid to him: If so, how does Ahurmiz allow Hurmiz to urinate in his territory?A person drinks with his mouth, which is in his upper half, and urinates from below.,The Gemara relates: bThe emperor said to Rabbi Tanḥum: Come, let us all be one people.Rabbi Tanḥum bsaid: Very well.But bwe, who are circumcised, cannot becomeuncircumcised bas youare; byouall bcircumciseyourselves band become like us.The emperor bsaid toRabbi Tanḥum: In terms of the logic of your bstatement, you are saying well, but anyone who bests the kingin a debate bis thrown to the enclosure [ ilabeivar /i]of wild animals. bThey threw him to the enclosure butthe animals bdid not eat him,as God protected him. bA certain heretic said tothe emperor: bThisincident, bthat they did not eat him,happened bbecause they are not hungry. Theythen bthrew theheretic into the enclosure bandthe animals bate him. /b, bThe emperor said to Rabban Gamliel: You saythat bthe Divine Presence dwellsin bany place where there are tenadult male Jews. He asked, sarcastically: bHow many Divine Presences are there?Rabban Gamliel bsummoned the servantof the emperor and bhit him on his neck [ ibe’appatka /i].Rabban Gamliel bsaid to him: Whydid you allow bthe sunto benter the house of the emperor? The emperor said to him: The sun rests upon all the world;no one can prevent it from shining. Rabban Gamliel said to him: bAnd if the sun, which is one of ten thousand attendants that are before the Holy One, Blessed be He, rests upon all the world, the Divine Presence of the Holy One, Blessed be He, all the more sorests upon the world., bA certain heretic said to Rabbi Abbahu: Your God is a jester, as He said to Ezekielthe prophet: b“Lie on your left side”(Ezekiel 4:4), bandit bisalso bwritten: “Lie on your right side”(Ezekiel 4:6); God had Ezekiel turn from side to side, apparently for comic effect. In the meantime, ba certain student camebefore Rabbi Abbahu and bsaid to him: What is the reason forthe mitzva of bthe SabbaticalYear? Rabbi Abbahu bsaid to them: Now I will tell you something that is fit for the two of you. /b,Rabbi Abbahu continued: bThe Holy One, Blessed be He, said to the Jewish people: Sowfor bsixyears, band withholdsowing during the bseventhyear, bso that that you will know that the land is Mine. Butthe Jewish people bdid not do so; rather, they sinned and wereconsequently bexiled. The manner of the worldis that in the case of ba flesh-and-blood king whose province sinned against him, if he is cruel, he kills them all; if he is compassionate, he killsonly bhalf of them;and bif he is compassionateand bis full of compassion, he afflicts the leaders among them with suffering.Rabbi Abbahu continues: bSotoo in bthiscase, bthe Holy One, Blessed be He, afflicts Ezekiel in order to cleanse the sins of the Jewish people.God instructed him to lie down and suffer the same number of days as the number of years that the Jewish people did not observe the ihalakhotof the Sabbatical Year., bA certain heretic said to Rabbi Abbahu: Your God is a priest, as it is written: “That they take for Me an offering [ iteruma /i]”(Exodus 25:2), and iterumais given to the priests. He asked, sarcastically: bWhen He buried Moses, in whatritual bath bdid He immerse?A priest who contracts impurity from a corpse must immerse in order to be able to partake of iteruma /i. bAnd if you would saythat He immersed bin water, but isn’t it written: “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand”(Isaiah 40:12), that all waters of the world fit in the palm of God, so He could not immerse in them.,Rabbi Abbahu bsaid to him: He immersed in fire, as it is written: “For, behold, the Lord will come in fire”(Isaiah 66:15). The heretic said to him: bBut is immersion in fire effective?Rabbi Abbahu bsaid to him: On the contrary, the mainform of bimmersion is in fire, as it is writtenwith regard to the removal of non-kosher substances absorbed in a vessel: b“And all that abides not the fire you shall make to go through the water”(Numbers 31:23), indicating that fire purifies more than water does., bA certain heretic said to Rabbi Avina: It is written: “And who is like Your people, Israel, one nation in the earth”(II Samuel 7:23). The heretic asked: bWhat is your greatness? You are also mixed together with us, as it is written: “All nations before Him are as nothing;they are counted by Him less than nothing and vanity” (Isaiah 40:17). Rabbi Avina bsaid to him: One of yours,the gentile prophet Balaam, bhasalready btestified for us, as it is written: /b


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
abraham, trust of Morgan, The New Testament and the Theology of Trust: 'This Rich Trust' (2022) 353
azazel Tellbe Wasserman and Nyman, Healing and Exorcism in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity (2019) 27
babylon/babylonian/assyro-babylonian Tellbe Wasserman and Nyman, Healing and Exorcism in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity (2019) 27
christianity, early history Esler, The Early Christian World (2000) 144
community Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
culture, cultural affiliations in galilee Esler, The Early Christian World (2000) 144
curses Tellbe Wasserman and Nyman, Healing and Exorcism in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity (2019) 27
d/demonisation Tellbe Wasserman and Nyman, Healing and Exorcism in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity (2019) 27
demon, demonology Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
disciples of jesus Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
divine command, refusal Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 78
divine speech, riddling Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 78
doubt Morgan, The New Testament and the Theology of Trust: 'This Rich Trust' (2022) 353
earth Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
evil Morgan, The New Testament and the Theology of Trust: 'This Rich Trust' (2022) 353
exorcisms/exorcise/exorcists/exorcistic Tellbe Wasserman and Nyman, Healing and Exorcism in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity (2019) 27
faith Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
food laws, eating without discrimination Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 78
forgiveness, of sins Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
forgiveness Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
god, power of Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
god, relationship to Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
gospel, of mark Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
grace Morgan, The New Testament and the Theology of Trust: 'This Rich Trust' (2022) 353
hope Morgan, The New Testament and the Theology of Trust: 'This Rich Trust' (2022) 353
imperfect trust, adequacy of Morgan, The New Testament and the Theology of Trust: 'This Rich Trust' (2022) 353
impurity Tellbe Wasserman and Nyman, Healing and Exorcism in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity (2019) 27
james (brother of jesus), letter of Esler, The Early Christian World (2000) 144
jewish christianity, literary productions Esler, The Early Christian World (2000) 144
jude, letter of Esler, The Early Christian World (2000) 144
law, in letter of james Esler, The Early Christian World (2000) 144
lords prayer, petitions of Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
mercy Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
peter's vision, halakhic perspectives" Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 78
peter's vision, non-abolitionist reading" Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 78
pistis, oligopistia Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
pistis, on earth Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
pistis Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
prayer, penitential Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
prayer Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
promises of god Morgan, The New Testament and the Theology of Trust: 'This Rich Trust' (2022) 353
propositional doubt Morgan, The New Testament and the Theology of Trust: 'This Rich Trust' (2022) 353
propositional scepticism Morgan, The New Testament and the Theology of Trust: 'This Rich Trust' (2022) 353
propositional trust, as defence of metaphysical assumptions Morgan, The New Testament and the Theology of Trust: 'This Rich Trust' (2022) 353
propositional trust Morgan, The New Testament and the Theology of Trust: 'This Rich Trust' (2022) 353
proseuche Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
repentance Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
risk, relation to divine-human trust Morgan, The New Testament and the Theology of Trust: 'This Rich Trust' (2022) 353
risk, relation to trust in general Morgan, The New Testament and the Theology of Trust: 'This Rich Trust' (2022) 353
rituals Tellbe Wasserman and Nyman, Healing and Exorcism in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity (2019) 27
salvation Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
scepticism Morgan, The New Testament and the Theology of Trust: 'This Rich Trust' (2022) 353
soteriology Langstaff, Stuckenbruck, and Tilly,, The Lord’s Prayer (2022) 203
visions/vision accounts Tellbe Wasserman and Nyman, Healing and Exorcism in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity (2019) 27
wordplay, in dreams and interpretation' Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 78