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By Michael Fishbane

A countrywide Jewish e-book Award FinalistThe haftarot are an historical a part of Hebrew liturgy. those supplemental readings are excerpted from the Prophets (Nevi'im) and accompany every one weekly Sabbath analyzing from the Torah in addition to readings for precise Sabbaths and gala's. famous Bible student Michael Fishbane introduces each one haftarah with an summary and dialogue of the way that passage conveys its which means, and he follows it with observations on the way it pertains to the Torah element or big day. person reviews, bringing up classical rabbinic in addition to sleek commentators, spotlight ambiguities and problems within the Hebrew textual content, which seems in live performance with the JPS translation. The haftarot also are placed into biblical context by way of a separate review of all prophetic books (except Jonah) which are excerpted within the haftarah cycle. 

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N Hos. 2:21). In both cases, the language of renewed matrimonial vows is used to articulate the promise of a covenant renewal. The notable difference is that, in the present case, Isaiah speaks of a marriage between God and Zion, not between God and the people of Israel. 3 Nevertheless, the wider Near Eastern theme of a bond between a deity and his city is maintained here. In a similar vein, references to a "forsaken" and "espoused [be'ulahY wife recur in Isa. 62:4, where they are extended to include the land along with the city.

Targum Onkelos Targ. Yer. Targum Yerushalmi TBu Theologische Bucherei Ter. Terumot Tigay, Deuteronomy J . H . Tigay, TheJPS Torah Commentary: Deuteronomy Toh. Tohorot Tosef. Tosefta xxxvii ABBREVIATIONS Transl. Translators' note TZ Theologische Zeitschrift Ugarit-Forschungen UF UT C. H. Gordon, Ugaritic Textbook (1965) VT Vetus Testamentum Vulgate Vulg. WCJS World Congress of lewish Studies, Papers Weinfeld, DDS M. Weinfeld, Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School Weiss I. H. Weiss, Sifra De-Vei Rav (Vienna, 1862; reprint, New York: Om, 1946) WMANT Wissenschaftliche Monographien zum Alten und Neuen Testament Yadayim Yad.

The brief (baton) abandonment is juxtaposed to the length (gedolah ) of reconciliation (Kimhi). But this leaves a broken parallelism ("little while" / "vast love").

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