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1. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 32.49, 34.1-34.5 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

32.49. עֲלֵה אֶל־הַר הָעֲבָרִים הַזֶּה הַר־נְבוֹ אֲשֶׁר בְּאֶרֶץ מוֹאָב אֲשֶׁר עַל־פְּנֵי יְרֵחוֹ וּרְאֵה אֶת־אֶרֶץ כְּנַעַן אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי נֹתֵן לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לַאֲחֻזָּה׃ 34.1. וְלֹא־קָם נָבִיא עוֹד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל כְּמֹשֶׁה אֲשֶׁר יְדָעוֹ יְהוָה פָּנִים אֶל־פָּנִים׃ 34.1. וַיַּעַל מֹשֶׁה מֵעַרְבֹת מוֹאָב אֶל־הַר נְבוֹ רֹאשׁ הַפִּסְגָּה אֲשֶׁר עַל־פְּנֵי יְרֵחוֹ וַיַּרְאֵהוּ יְהוָה אֶת־כָּל־הָאָרֶץ אֶת־הַגִּלְעָד עַד־דָּן׃ 34.2. וְאֵת כָּל־נַפְתָּלִי וְאֶת־אֶרֶץ אֶפְרַיִם וּמְנַשֶּׁה וְאֵת כָּל־אֶרֶץ יְהוּדָה עַד הַיָּם הָאַחֲרוֹן׃ 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׃ 32.49. ’Get thee up into this mountain of Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession;" 34.1. And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the LORD showed him all the land, even Gilead as far as Dan;" 34.2. and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah as far as the hinder sea;" 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, Exodus, 25.31-25.40, 37.17-37.22 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

25.31. וְעָשִׂיתָ מְנֹרַת זָהָב טָהוֹר מִקְשָׁה תֵּעָשֶׂה הַמְּנוֹרָה יְרֵכָהּ וְקָנָהּ גְּבִיעֶיהָ כַּפְתֹּרֶיהָ וּפְרָחֶיהָ מִמֶּנָּה יִהְיוּ׃ 25.32. וְשִׁשָּׁה קָנִים יֹצְאִים מִצִּדֶּיהָ שְׁלֹשָׁה קְנֵי מְנֹרָה מִצִּדָּהּ הָאֶחָד וּשְׁלֹשָׁה קְנֵי מְנֹרָה מִצִּדָּהּ הַשֵּׁנִי׃ 25.33. שְׁלֹשָׁה גְבִעִים מְשֻׁקָּדִים בַּקָּנֶה הָאֶחָד כַּפְתֹּר וָפֶרַח וּשְׁלֹשָׁה גְבִעִים מְשֻׁקָּדִים בַּקָּנֶה הָאֶחָד כַּפְתֹּר וָפָרַח כֵּן לְשֵׁשֶׁת הַקָּנִים הַיֹּצְאִים מִן־הַמְּנֹרָה׃ 25.34. וּבַמְּנֹרָה אַרְבָּעָה גְבִעִים מְשֻׁקָּדִים כַּפְתֹּרֶיהָ וּפְרָחֶיהָ׃ 25.35. וְכַפְתֹּר תַּחַת שְׁנֵי הַקָּנִים מִמֶּנָּה וְכַפְתֹּר תַּחַת שְׁנֵי הַקָּנִים מִמֶּנָּה וְכַפְתֹּר תַּחַת־שְׁנֵי הַקָּנִים מִמֶּנָּה לְשֵׁשֶׁת הַקָּנִים הַיֹּצְאִים מִן־הַמְּנֹרָה׃ 25.36. כַּפְתֹּרֵיהֶם וּקְנֹתָם מִמֶּנָּה יִהְיוּ כֻּלָּהּ מִקְשָׁה אַחַת זָהָב טָהוֹר׃ 25.37. וְעָשִׂיתָ אֶת־נֵרֹתֶיהָ שִׁבְעָה וְהֶעֱלָה אֶת־נֵרֹתֶיהָ וְהֵאִיר עַל־עֵבֶר פָּנֶיהָ׃ 25.38. וּמַלְקָחֶיהָ וּמַחְתֹּתֶיהָ זָהָב טָהוֹר׃ 25.39. כִּכָּר זָהָב טָהוֹר יַעֲשֶׂה אֹתָהּ אֵת כָּל־הַכֵּלִים הָאֵלֶּה׃ 37.17. וַיַּעַשׂ אֶת־הַמְּנֹרָה זָהָב טָהוֹר מִקְשָׁה עָשָׂה אֶת־הַמְּנֹרָה יְרֵכָהּ וְקָנָהּ גְּבִיעֶיהָ כַּפְתֹּרֶיהָ וּפְרָחֶיהָ מִמֶּנָּה הָיוּ׃ 37.18. וְשִׁשָּׁה קָנִים יֹצְאִים מִצִּדֶּיהָ שְׁלֹשָׁה קְנֵי מְנֹרָה מִצִּדָּהּ הָאֶחָד וּשְׁלֹשָׁה קְנֵי מְנֹרָה מִצִּדָּהּ הַשֵּׁנִי׃ 37.19. שְׁלֹשָׁה גְבִעִים מְשֻׁקָּדִים בַּקָּנֶה הָאֶחָד כַּפְתֹּר וָפֶרַח וּשְׁלֹשָׁה גְבִעִים מְשֻׁקָּדִים בְּקָנֶה אֶחָד כַּפְתֹּר וָפָרַח כֵּן לְשֵׁשֶׁת הַקָּנִים הַיֹּצְאִים מִן־הַמְּנֹרָה׃ 37.21. וְכַפְתֹּר תַּחַת שְׁנֵי הַקָּנִים מִמֶּנָּה וְכַפְתֹּר תַּחַת שְׁנֵי הַקָּנִים מִמֶּנָּה וְכַפְתֹּר תַּחַת־שְׁנֵי הַקָּנִים מִמֶּנָּה לְשֵׁשֶׁת הַקָּנִים הַיֹּצְאִים מִמֶּנָּה׃ 37.22. כַּפְתֹּרֵיהֶם וּקְנֹתָם מִמֶּנָּה הָיוּ כֻּלָּהּ מִקְשָׁה אַחַת זָהָב טָהוֹר׃ 25.31. And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made, even its base, and its shaft; its cups, its knops, and its flowers, shall be of one piece with it." 25.32. And there shall be six branches going out of the sides thereof: three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candle-stick out of the other side thereof;" 25.33. three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower; so for the six branches going out of the candlestick." 25.34. And in the candlestick four cups made like almond-blossoms, the knops thereof, and the flowers thereof." 25.35. And a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of the candlestick." 25.36. Their knops and their branches shall be of one piece with it; the whole of it one beaten work of pure gold." 25.37. And thou shalt make the lamps thereof, seven; and they shall light the lamps thereof, to give light over against it." 25.38. And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold." 25.39. of a talent of pure gold shall it be made, with all these vessels." 25.40. And see that thou make them after their pattern, which is being shown thee in the mount." 37.17. And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick, even its base, and its shaft; its cups, its knops, and its flowers, were of one piece with it." 37.18. And there were six branches going out of the sides thereof: three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof;" 37.19. three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower. So for the six branches going out of the candlestick." 37.20. And in the candlestick were four cups made like almond-blossoms, the knops thereof, and the flowers thereof;" 37.21. and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of it." 37.22. Their knops and their branches were of one piece with it; the whole of it was one beaten work of pure gold."
3. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 3.6, 3.9, 3.15-3.16, 8.20 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

3.6. וַתֵּרֶא הָאִשָּׁה כִּי טוֹב הָעֵץ לְמַאֲכָל וְכִי תַאֲוָה־הוּא לָעֵינַיִם וְנֶחְמָד הָעֵץ לְהַשְׂכִּיל וַתִּקַּח מִפִּרְיוֹ וַתֹּאכַל וַתִּתֵּן גַּם־לְאִישָׁהּ עִמָּהּ וַיֹּאכַל׃ 3.9. וַיִּקְרָא יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים אֶל־הָאָדָם וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ אַיֶּכָּה׃ 3.15. וְאֵיבָה אָשִׁית בֵּינְךָ וּבֵין הָאִשָּׁה וּבֵין זַרְעֲךָ וּבֵין זַרְעָהּ הוּא יְשׁוּפְךָ רֹאשׁ וְאַתָּה תְּשׁוּפֶנּוּ עָקֵב׃ 3.16. אֶל־הָאִשָּׁה אָמַר הַרְבָּה אַרְבֶּה עִצְּבוֹנֵךְ וְהֵרֹנֵךְ בְּעֶצֶב תֵּלְדִי בָנִים וְאֶל־אִישֵׁךְ תְּשׁוּקָתֵךְ וְהוּא יִמְשָׁל־בָּךְ׃ 3.6. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat." 3.9. And the LORD God called unto the man, and said unto him: ‘Where art thou?’" 3.15. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; they shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise their heel.’" 3.16. Unto the woman He said: ‘I will greatly multiply thy pain and thy travail; in pain thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.’" 8.20. And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt-offerings on the altar."
4. Hebrew Bible, 1 Kings, 3.16 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3.16. אָז תָּבֹאנָה שְׁתַּיִם נָשִׁים זֹנוֹת אֶל־הַמֶּלֶךְ וַתַּעֲמֹדְנָה לְפָנָיו׃ 3.16. Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him."
5. Hebrew Bible, 2 Samuel, 7.16, 14.9 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

7.16. וְנֶאְמַן בֵּיתְךָ וּמַמְלַכְתְּךָ עַד־עוֹלָם לְפָנֶיךָ כִּסְאֲךָ יִהְיֶה נָכוֹן עַד־עוֹלָם׃ 14.9. וַתֹּאמֶר הָאִשָּׁה הַתְּקוֹעִית אֶל־הַמֶּלֶךְ עָלַי אֲדֹנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ הֶעָוֺן וְעַל־בֵּית אָבִי וְהַמֶּלֶךְ וְכִסְאוֹ נָקִי׃ 7.16. And thy house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be firm for ever." 14.9. And the woman of Teqo῾a said to the king, My lord, O king, the iniquity be on me, and on my father’s house: and the king and his throne be guiltless."
6. Hebrew Bible, Isaiah, 40.6 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

40.6. קוֹל אֹמֵר קְרָא וְאָמַר מָה אֶקְרָא כָּל־הַבָּשָׂר חָצִיר וְכָל־חַסְדּוֹ כְּצִיץ הַשָּׂדֶה׃ 40.6. Hark! one saith: ‘Proclaim!’ And he saith: ‘What shall I proclaim?’ ’All flesh is grass, And all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field;"
7. Hebrew Bible, Zechariah, 4.2-4.3, 4.12-4.14 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4.2. וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלַי מָה אַתָּה רֹאֶה ויאמר [וָאֹמַר] רָאִיתִי וְהִנֵּה מְנוֹרַת זָהָב כֻּלָּהּ וְגֻלָּהּ עַל־רֹאשָׁהּ וְשִׁבְעָה נֵרֹתֶיהָ עָלֶיהָ שִׁבְעָה וְשִׁבְעָה מוּצָקוֹת לַנֵּרוֹת אֲשֶׁר עַל־רֹאשָׁהּ׃ 4.3. וּשְׁנַיִם זֵיתִים עָלֶיהָ אֶחָד מִימִין הַגֻּלָּה וְאֶחָד עַל־שְׂמֹאלָהּ׃ 4.12. וָאַעַן שֵׁנִית וָאֹמַר אֵלָיו מַה־שְׁתֵּי שִׁבֲּלֵי הַזֵּיתִים אֲשֶׁר בְּיַד שְׁנֵי צַנְתְּרוֹת הַזָּהָב הַמְרִיקִים מֵעֲלֵיהֶם הַזָּהָב׃ 4.13. וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלַי לֵאמֹר הֲלוֹא יָדַעְתָּ מָה־אֵלֶּה וָאֹמַר לֹא אֲדֹנִי׃ 4.14. וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶּה שְׁנֵי בְנֵי־הַיִּצְהָר הָעֹמְדִים עַל־אֲדוֹן כָּל־הָאָרֶץ׃ 4.2. And he said unto me: ‘What seest thou?’ And I said: ‘I have seen, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and its seven lamps thereon; there are seven pipes, yea, seven, to the lamps, which are upon the top thereof;" 4.3. and two olive-trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.’" 4.12. And I answered the second time, and said unto him: ‘What are these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that empty the golden oil out of themselves?’" 4.13. And he answered me and said: ‘Knowest thou not what these are?’ And I said: ‘No, my lord.’" 4.14. Then said he: ‘These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.’"
8. Anon., Jubilees, 8.19 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

8.19. and his portion goeth towards the west through the midst of this river, and it extendeth till it reacheth the water of the abysses, out of which this river goeth forth
9. Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 25.24, 40.1-40.9 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

25.24. From a woman sin had its beginning,and because of her we all die. 40.1. Much labor was created for every man,and a heavy yoke is upon the sons of Adam,from the day they come forth from their mothers womb till the day they return to the mother of all. 40.1. All these were created for the wicked,and on their account the flood came. 40.2. Their perplexities and fear of heart -- their anxious thought is the day of death 40.2. Wine and music gladden the heart,but the love of wisdom is better than both. 40.3. from the man who sits on a splendid throne to the one who is humbled in dust and ashes 40.3. In the mouth of the shameless begging is sweet,but in his stomach a fire is kindled. 40.4. from the man who wears purple and a crown to the one who is clothed in burlap; 40.5. there is anger and envy and trouble and unrest,and fear of death, and fury and strife. And when one rests upon his bed,his sleep at night confuses his mind. 40.6. He gets little or no rest,and afterward in his sleep, as though he were on watch,he is troubled by the visions of his mind like one who has escaped from the battle-front; 40.7. at the moment of his rescue he wakes up,and wonders that his fear came to nothing. 40.8. With all flesh, both man and beast,and upon sinners seven times more 40.9. are death and bloodshed and strife and sword,calamities, famine and affliction and plague.
10. Septuagint, Wisdom of Solomon, 1.16, 2.1-2.5, 2.23-2.24, 3.2-3.3 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.16. But ungodly men by their words and deeds summoned death;considering him a friend, they pined away,and they made a covet with him,because they are fit to belong to his party. 2.1. For they reasoned unsoundly, saying to themselves,"Short and sorrowful is our life,and there is no remedy when a man comes to his end,and no one has been known to return from Hades. 2.2. Because we were born by mere chance,and hereafter we shall be as though we had never been;because the breath in our nostrils is smoke,and reason is a spark kindled by the beating of our hearts. 2.3. When it is extinguished, the body will turn to ashes,and the spirit will dissolve like empty air. 2.4. Our name will be forgotten in time and no one will remember our works;our life will pass away like the traces of a cloud,and be scattered like mist that is chased by the rays of the sun and overcome by its heat. 2.5. For our allotted time is the passing of a shadow,and there is no return from our death,because it is sealed up and no one turns back. 2.23. for God created man for incorruption,and made him in the image of his own eternity 2.24. but through the devils envy death entered the world,and those who belong to his party experience it. 3.2. In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died,and their departure was thought to be an affliction 3.3. and their going from us to be their destruction;but they are at peace.
11. Philo of Alexandria, On The Creation of The World, 166, 165 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

165. But its juggleries and deceits pleasure does not venture to bring directly to the man, but first offers them to the woman, and by her means to the man; acting in a very natural and sagacious manner. For in human beings the mind occupies the rank of the man, and the sensations that of the woman. And pleasure joins itself to and associates itself with the sensations first of all, and then by their means cajoles also the mind, which is the domit part. For, after each of the senses have been subjected to the charms of pleasure, and has learnt to delight in what is offered to it, the sight being fascinated by varieties of colours and shapes, the hearing by harmonious sounds, the taste by the sweetness of flowers, and the smell by the delicious fragrance of the odours which are brought before it, these all having received these offerings, like handmaids, bring them to the mind as their master, leading with them persuasion as an advocate, to warn it against rejecting any of them whatever. And the mind being immediately caught by the bait, becomes a subject instead of a ruler, and a slave instead of a master, and an exile instead of a citizen, and a mortal instead of an immortal.
12. Philo of Alexandria, Questions On Genesis, 1.38, 1.45 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

13. Anon., 2 Baruch, 54.14-54.16 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

14. New Testament, Romans, 5.12-5.14 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5.12. Therefore, as sin entered into the world through one man, and death through sin; and so death passed to all men, because all sinned. 5.13. For until the law, sin was in the world; but sin is not charged when there is no law. 5.14. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those whose sins weren't like Adam's disobedience, who is a foreshadowing of him who was to come.
15. New Testament, Luke, 9.35 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

9.35. A voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him!
16. New Testament, Matthew, 3.17, 17.5 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.17. Behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased. 17.5. While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. Behold, a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to him.
17. Ps.-Philo, Biblical Antiquities, 3.10, 11.15, 12.1, 13.7, 13.9, 19.4, 19.10, 19.12 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

18. Anon., Genesis Rabba, 34.9 (2nd cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

19. Babylonian Talmud, Avodah Zarah, None (3rd cent. CE - 6th cent. CE)

8a. רבי יהושע סבר ילפינן ממשה ור"א סבר לא ילפינן ממשה שאני משה דרב גובריה וחכ"א לא כדברי זה ולא כדברי זה אלא שואל אדם צרכיו בשומע תפלה,אמר רב יהודה אמר שמואל הלכה שואל אדם צרכיו בשומע תפלה אמר רב יהודה בריה דרב שמואל בר שילת משמיה דרב אע"פ שאמרו שואל אדם צרכיו בשומע תפלה אבל אם בא לומר בסוף כל ברכה וברכה מעין כל ברכה וברכה אומר,א"ר חייא בר אשי אמר רב אע"פ שאמרו שואל אדם צרכיו בשומע תפלה אם יש לו חולה בתוך ביתו אומר בברכת חולים ואם צריך לפרנסה אומר בברכת השנים,אמר ר' יהושע בן לוי אע"פ שאמרו שואל אדם צרכיו בשומע תפלה אבל אם בא לומר אחר תפלתו אפילו כסדר יוה"כ אומר:, big strongמתני׳ /strong /big ואלו אידיהן של עובדי כוכבים קלנדא וסטרנורא וקרטיסים ויום גנוסיא של מלכיהם ויום הלידה ויום המיתה דברי רבי מאיר וחכמים אומרים כל מיתה שיש בה שריפה יש בה עבודת כוכבים ושאין בה שריפה אין בה עבודת כוכבים אבל יום תגלחת זקנו ובלוריתו ויום שעלה בו מן הים ויום שיצא מבית האסורין ועובד כוכבים שעשה משתה לבנו אינו אסור אלא אותו היום ואותו האיש בלבד:, big strongגמ׳ /strong /big אמר רב חנן בר רבא קלנדא ח' ימים אחר תקופה סטרנורא ח' ימים לפני תקופה וסימנך (תהלים קלט, ה) אחור וקדם צרתני וגו',ת"ר לפי שראה אדם הראשון יום שמתמעט והולך אמר אוי לי שמא בשביל שסרחתי עולם חשוך בעדי וחוזר לתוהו ובוהו וזו היא מיתה שנקנסה עלי מן השמים עמד וישב ח' ימים בתענית [ובתפלה],כיון שראה תקופת טבת וראה יום שמאריך והולך אמר מנהגו של עולם הוא הלך ועשה שמונה ימים טובים לשנה האחרת עשאן לאלו ולאלו ימים טובים הוא קבעם לשם שמים והם קבעום לשם עבודת כוכבים,בשלמא למ"ד בתשרי נברא העולם יומי זוטי חזא יומי אריכי אכתי לא חזא אלא למ"ד בניסן נברא העולם הא חזא ליה יומי זוטי ויומי אריכי דהוי זוטי כולי האי לא חזא,ת"ר יום שנברא בו אדם הראשון כיון ששקעה עליו חמה אמר אוי לי שבשביל שסרחתי עולם חשוך בעדי ויחזור עולם לתוהו ובוהו וזו היא מיתה שנקנסה עלי מן השמים היה יושב בתענית ובוכה כל הלילה וחוה בוכה כנגדו כיון שעלה עמוד השחר אמר מנהגו של עולם הוא עמד והקריב שור שקרניו קודמין לפרסותיו שנאמר (תהלים סט, לב) ותיטב לה' משור פר מקרין מפריס,ואמר רב יהודה אמר שמואל שור שהקריב אדם הראשון קרן אחת היתה [לו] במצחו שנאמר ותיטב לה' משור פר מקרין מפריס מקרין תרתי משמע אמר רב נחמן בר יצחק מקרן כתיב,אמר רב מתנה רומי שעשתה קלנדא וכל העיירות הסמוכות לה משתעבדות לה אותן עיירות אסורות או מותרות רבי יהושע בן לוי אמר קלנדא אסורה לכל היא רבי יוחנן אמר אין אסורה אלא לעובדיה בלבד,תנא כוותיה דר' יוחנן אע"פ שאמרו רומי עשתה קלנדא וכל עיירות הסמוכות לה משתעבדות לה היא עצמה אינה אסורה אלא לעובדיה בלבד,סטרנליא וקרטסים ויום גנוסיא של מלכיהם ויום שהומלך בו מלך לפניו אסור אחריו מותר ועובד כוכבים שעשה (בו) משתה לבנו אין אסור אלא אותו היום ואותו האיש,אמר רב אשי אף אנן נמי תנינא דקתני יום תגלחת זקנו ובלוריתו ויום שעלה בו מן הים ויום שיצא בו מבית האסורין אין אסור אלא אותו היום בלבד ואותו האיש,בשלמא אותו היום לאפוקי לפניו ולאחריו אלא אותו האיש לאפוקי מאי לאו לאפוקי משעבדיו ש"מ,תניא רבי ישמעאל אומר ישראל שבחוצה לארץ עובדי עבודת כוכבים בטהרה הן כיצד עובד כוכבים שעשה משתה לבנו וזימן כל היהודים שבעירו אע"פ שאוכלין משלהן ושותין משלהן ושמש שלהן עומד לפניהם מעלה עליהם הכתוב כאילו אכלו מזבחי מתים שנאמר (שמות לד, טו) וקרא לך ואכלת מזבחו,ואימא עד דאכיל אמר רבא אם כן נימא קרא ואכלת מזבחו מאי וקרא לך משעת קריאה הלכך 8a. bRabbi Yehoshua holdsthat bwe derive fromthe case of bMosesthat one should first praise God in prayer and only afterward issue personal requests. bAnd Rabbi Eliezer holdsthat bwe do not derive from Moseshow to act, since bMoses is different, as his might is great,i.e., he knew how to pray to God in this order. bAnd the Rabbis say:The ihalakha bis not in accordance with the statement of thisSage, who says that one should issue personal requests before praying, bnoris it bin accordance with the statement of thatSage, who says that personal requests should follow prayer. bRather, a person requests his own needs inthe blessing ending: bWho listens to prayer.Therefore, when Naḥum the Mede stated that this is the ihalakha /i, he was merely concurring with the opinion of the Rabbis.,With regard to the halakhic ruling, bRav Yehuda saysthat bShmuel says:The ihalakha /iis that ba person requests his own needsduring the iAmidaprayer binthe blessing ending: bWho listens to prayer. Rav Yehuda, son of Rav Shmuel bar Sheilat, says in the name of Rav: Althoughthe Sages bsaidthat ba person requests his own needs inthe blessing ending: bWho listens to prayer,that is not the only option. bRather, if he wishes to recite at the conclusion of each and every blessingpersonal requests that breflect the nature of each and every blessing, he may recitethem.,Similarly, bRav Ḥiyya bar Ashi saysthat bRav says: Althoughthe Sages bsaidthat ba person requests his own needs inthe blessing ending: bWho listens to prayer, if he has a sick person in his house he recitesa special prayer for him bduring the blessing of the sick. And if he is in need of sustece, he recitesa request bduring the blessing of the years. /b, bRabbi Yehoshua ben Levi says: Althoughthe Sages bsaidthat ba person requests his own needs inthe blessing ending: bWho listens to prayer; but if one wishes to reciteprayers and supplications bafterfinishing bhis iAmida bprayer, evenif his personal requests bare aslong as bthe orderof the confession of bYom Kippur, he may recitethem., strongMISHNA: /strong bAnd these are the festivals of gentiles: Kalenda, Saturnalia, and Kratesis, and the day of the festival of their kings, and the birthdayof the king, bandthe anniversary of bthe day of the deathof the king. This is bthe statement of Rabbi Meir. And the Rabbis say: Every death that includespublic bburningis a festival that bincludes idol worship, andany death bthat does not includepublic bburningis bnota festival that bincludes idol worship. Butin the case of bthe day of shaving his,i.e., a gentile’s, bbeard and his locks, and the day ofhis bascent from the sea, and the day that he left prison, andalso in the case of ba gentile who prepareda wedding bfeast for his sonand celebrates on that day, engaging in business bis prohibited onlyon bthat day andwith bthat man. /b, strongGEMARA: /strong bRav Ḥa bar Rava says:When are these festivals celebrated? bKalendais celebrated during the beight days afterthe winter bsolstice,and bSaturnaliais celebrated during the beight days beforethe winter bsolstice. And your mnemonicto remember which festival is that the one that occurs after the solstice is mentioned first in the mishna, and the festival that takes place before the solstice is mentioned after, as in the verse: b“You have hemmed me in behind and before,and laid Your Hand upon me” (Psalms 139:5), where the word “before” appears after the term “behind.”,With regard to the dates of these festivals, bthe Sages taught: When Adam the firstman bsawthat bthe day was progressively diminishing,as the days become shorter from the autumnal equinox until the winter solstice, he did not yet know that this is a normal phenomenon, and therefore he bsaid: Woeis bme; perhaps because I sinned the world is becoming dark around me andwill ultimately breturn tothe primordial state of bchaos and disorder. And this is the death that was sentenced upon me from Heaven,as it is written: “And to dust shall you return” (Genesis 3:19). bHe arose and spent eight days in fasting and in prayer. /b, bOnce he sawthat the bseason of Tevet,i.e., the winter solstice, had arrived, band sawthat bthe day was progressively lengtheningafter the solstice, he bsaid:Clearly, the days become shorter and then longer, and this bis the order of the world. He went and observed a festivalfor beight days. Upon the next year, he observedboth btheseeight days on which he had fasted on the previous year, band theseeight days of his celebration, as bdays of festivities. He,Adam, bestablishedthese festivals bfor the sake of Heaven, but they,the gentiles of later generations, bestablished them for the sake of idol worship. /b,The Gemara raises a difficulty: bGranted, according to the one who saysthat bthe world was created inthe month of bTishrei,one can understand why Adam believed that the days were becoming shorter as part of his punishment, as bhe saw the short daysof the winter and bhad not yet seen the long daysof summer. bBut according to the one who saysthat bthe world was created inthe month of bNisan, he hadalready bseenthe difference between bthe short days and the long days,as the days in the month of Nisan become progressively longer with the passage of time. The Gemara answers: Although Adam had experienced short days, bhe had not seen days that were this short,as in the days before the winter solstice., bThe Sages taught:On bthe day that Adam the firstman bwas created, when the sun set upon him he said: Woeis bme, as because I sinned, the world is becoming dark around me, and the world will return tothe primordial state of bchaos and disorder. And this is the death that was sentenced upon me from Heaven. He spent all night fasting and crying, and Eve was crying opposite him. Once dawn broke, he said:Evidently, the sun sets and night arrives, and bthis is the order of the world. He arose and sacrificed a bull whose horns preceded its hoofsin the order that they were created, bas it is stated: “And it shall please the Lord better than a bullock that has horns and hoofs”(Psalms 69:32). This verse is referring to the one particular bull whose horns preceded its hoofs., bAnd Rav Yehuda saysthat bShmuel says:The bbull that Adam the firstman bsacrificed had one horn in its forehead, as it is stated: “And it shall please the Lord better than a bullock that has horns [ imakrin /i] and hooves.”The Gemara raises a difficulty: Isn’t imakrin /iplural, which bindicates twohorns? bRav Naḥman bar Yitzḥak says: iMikkerenis written,i.e., the letter iyodis missing from the word, indicating that there was only one horn.,§ bRav Mattana says:Since bRome establishedthe festival of bKalendaon a specific date, band all of the nearby towns are ruled byRome, i.e., they pay their tax to Rome and provide its needs but do not themselves celebrate the festival, is it bprohibited or permittedto engage in business transactions with the gentile residents of bthose towns? Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi says: It is prohibitedto engage in business during the time of the bKalenda with everyone. Rabbi Yoḥa says: It is prohibitedto engage in business bonly with its worshippers,whereas it is permitted to engage in business transactions with gentiles who do not celebrate the festival.,The Sage btaughtin a ibaraita bin accordance withthe opinion bof Rabbi Yoḥa: Although they saidthat bRomehas bestablishedthe festival of bKalenda and all of the nearby towns are ruled byRome, bit is prohibitedto engage in business bonly with its worshippers. /b,The ibaraitacontinues: With regard to the festivals bSaturnalia and Kratesis, and the day of the festival of their kings, andthe bday on whichthe bking was crowned,the ihalakhais that bbeforethe festival it is bprohibitedto engage in business transactions, whereas bafterthe festival it is bpermitted. Butin the case of ba gentile who prepared a feast for his sonand celebrates on that day, engaging in business bis prohibited onlyon bthat dayitself bandwith bthat man. /b, bRav Ashi said: We learnin the mishna bas wellin accordance with Rabbi Yoḥa’s statement that the prohibition applies only to gentiles who celebrate the festival, not to people who are ruled by them. bAsthe mishna bteaches:With regard to bthe day of shaving his beard and his locks, and the day of his ascent from the sea, and the day that he left prison,engaging in business bis prohibited onlyon bthat day andwith bthat man. /b,Rav Ashi explains the proof: bGranted,the mishna specifies that the prohibition is limited to bthat dayalone, in order bto excludethe days bbefore and after it. Butwhen it states that the prohibition applies only to bthat man, what doesthe mishna bexclude?Obviously the prohibition does not extend to all gentiles, as it is a personal festival. bDoesn’tthe mishna’s ruling serve bto exclude those who are ruled by him?Therefore, bconclude fromthe language of the mishna that a prohibition extends only to gentiles who celebrate the festival, not to those who are ruled by them., bIt is taughtin a ibaraitathat bRabbi Yishmael says: Jews who are outside of EretzYisrael bareconsidered to bengage in idol worship in purity,i.e., unwittingly. bHowdoes this occur? In the case of ba gentile who prepared a feast forthe marriage of bhis son, and invited all of the Jews in his town, even though they eat of their ownkosher food band drink of their ownkosher beverages, band their own attendant stands before them, the verse ascribesguilt bto them as though they ate ofthe bofferings to the dead,i.e., idols, bas it is stated:“And sacrifice to their gods, band they call you, and you eat of their sacrifice”(Exodus 34:15). Since Jews participate in a feast in which the gentile sacrifices offerings to his idol, it is as though they partook of the offering themselves.,The Gemara asks: bButwhy not bsaythat the verse is criticizing the Jews only bonce they eatfrom the sacrifice? bRava said: Ifthat biswhat is meant, blet the verse sayonly: bAnd you eat of their sacrifice. Whatis meant by the additional phrase: b“And they call you”?This indicates that the prohibition occurs bfrom the time of the call. Therefore, /b
20. Anon., 4 Ezra, 4.7-4.8, 7.11-7.14

4.7. And he said to me, "If I had asked you, `How many dwellings are in the heart of the sea, or how many streams are at the source of the deep, or how many streams are above the firmament, or which are the exits of hell, or which are the entrances of paradise?' 4.8. Perhaps you would have said to me, `I never went down into the deep, nor as yet into hell, neither did I ever ascend into heaven.' 7.11. For I made the world for their sake, and when Adam transgressed my statutes, what had been made was judged. 7.12. And so the entrances of this world were made narrow and sorrowful and toilsome; they are few and evil, full of dangers and involved in great hardships. 7.13. But the entrances of the greater world are broad and safe, and really yield the fruit of immortality. 7.14. Therefore unless the living pass through the difficult and vain experiences, they can never receive those things that have been reserved for them.


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adam,cultic activity of Graham (2022), The Church as Paradise and the Way Therein: Early Christian Appropriation of Genesis 3:22–24, 26
adam,humanity and Graham (2022), The Church as Paradise and the Way Therein: Early Christian Appropriation of Genesis 3:22–24, 26
adam,outside of paradise Graham (2022), The Church as Paradise and the Way Therein: Early Christian Appropriation of Genesis 3:22–24, 26
adam,pardoning of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
adam,priest,as Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 381, 751
adam,sin of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 470
adam Beyerle and Goff (2022), Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, 311
altar Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
birds Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
birth,seth,of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
bowls Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 381
cain Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 470
christian/christianity Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 470
chronology Beyerle and Goff (2022), Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, 311
covenant,noah,of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
creation Beyerle and Goff (2022), Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, 311, 315
deception Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 581
devil,envy of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 470
enoch Beyerle and Goff (2022), Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, 315
envy,devil,of the Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 470
envy Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 470
eschatology Beyerle and Goff (2022), Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, 311
estrangement Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 581
eve,fate of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 475
excrement Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
fate,adam,of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 475
fate,eve,of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 475
fruit,forbidden (illicit) Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 581
fruit Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 581
genealogy Beyerle and Goff (2022), Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, 311
god,compassion of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
god,economic work Graham (2022), The Church as Paradise and the Way Therein: Early Christian Appropriation of Genesis 3:22–24, 26
gold Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 381
hades Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 470
head Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
heart,evil Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 475
humanity,death Graham (2022), The Church as Paradise and the Way Therein: Early Christian Appropriation of Genesis 3:22–24, 26, 27
humanity,nourishment Graham (2022), The Church as Paradise and the Way Therein: Early Christian Appropriation of Genesis 3:22–24, 26
humanity,outside paradise Graham (2022), The Church as Paradise and the Way Therein: Early Christian Appropriation of Genesis 3:22–24, 26, 27
image of god Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 581
immortality Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 470, 475
incense Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
israel,cultic activity Graham (2022), The Church as Paradise and the Way Therein: Early Christian Appropriation of Genesis 3:22–24, 26
judgment Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 475
light Beyerle and Goff (2022), Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, 315
menorah Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 381
mercy of god Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
moses,paradise and Graham (2022), The Church as Paradise and the Way Therein: Early Christian Appropriation of Genesis 3:22–24, 26, 27
moses Beyerle and Goff (2022), Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, 315; Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 381, 470, 751
mythology Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 475
noah Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 381, 470, 751
oath,eve,of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 581
oil,mercy,of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
oil Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 381
paradise,nourishment in Graham (2022), The Church as Paradise and the Way Therein: Early Christian Appropriation of Genesis 3:22–24, 26, 27
pardoning of adam Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
patriarch Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
peace Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 470
penitence Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
persia,persian era Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 381
priest Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 381
rule/ruler Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 381
sacrifice Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
seth,birth of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
seth,head of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 751
sin,adam,of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 470, 475
sin,human Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 475
sinner Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 475
temporal language Beyerle and Goff (2022), Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, 311, 315
tree,life,of Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 381
tree Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 381
uriel Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 475
virtue Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 475
way,of paradise Graham (2022), The Church as Paradise and the Way Therein: Early Christian Appropriation of Genesis 3:22–24, 27
ways Graham (2022), The Church as Paradise and the Way Therein: Early Christian Appropriation of Genesis 3:22–24, 27
weeds,adam,of' Levison (2023), The Greek Life of Adam and Eve. 470