Jul 28, 2010

The Cushite Woman - August 2

Summer Tanach Studies
Monday, August 2, 2010, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eitz Chayim Community Room
Topic "The Cushite Woman"
Zipporah, the Cushite Woman, Miriam and Moses
Review Zipporah (previous blog)
Num 11:35-12:9 and Related Texts
Bring wine and food as desired.
Bring your own Tanach if possible

Notes from Zipporah and Bridegroom of Blood

It may be useful to look over the notes prior to the class on Cushite woman.   In the discussion, some suggested that since God had decreed circumcision with Abraham, Moses was not in compliance and therefore Zipporah needed to circumcise  Moses.  In this view, it was not Gershom who was circumcised.   My notes  contain an alternate view.

Keturah and Midian
Ø      Gen 25:1-2  After death of Sarah, and Rebekkah moves into Isaac’s tent – Moses takes Keturah for wife– one son is Midian.  (nomadic desert tribes) –
Ø      Gen 25:6 sons of Abraham’s concubine (pilagesh) are sent eastward.  (Perhaps Keturah’s sons.).  I Chron 1:32 states “Sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine (pilagesh).   Pilagesh is between wife and slave, technically independent, sustained by man, yet free to leave.  (TWC p 125)

Jul 2, 2010

Summer Tanach Studies July 19

Summer Tanach Studies 
Monday, July 19, 2010, 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm 
Eitz Chayim Library
Topic is  
The Midianites: Priests?  Monotheists? 
Zipporah, the Cushite Woman, Miriam and Moses
Ex 4:24-26 "The Bridegroom of Blood"
Num 11:35-12:9 "The Cushite Woman" 
And Related Texts 
Please do not bring food as this is the beginning of the fast of Tisha B'av. 
If anyone would like to stay after class and read Eicha (Lamentations) together, we can do so