By C. W. Leadbeater

Combining seership with technological know-how, Leadbeater provides this soaking up, in-depth, research of the secret colleges of Egypt, Greece, Judea, the Knights Templar of the center a while, and the emergence of Co-Masonry within the 20th century.

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The motifs of Yahweh’s 7and Lamech’s 77-fold revenge seems to be alluded to, together with the related themes of blood guilt, civil war and regicide, in each of these stories. In revenge for their failure to support his troops, Gideon, for example, having been taunted by the 77 elders of Succoth for his failure to capture Zebah and Zalmunnah, takes his revenge after his success by Gen 4 and the Pentateuch’s Reiterative Discourse 21 beating them with briars and thorns, pulling down the tower of Penuel and executing the men of the town (Judges 8:14-17).

SONNET, Book within the Book. See SCHAPER, Tora als Text. Thus, it seems, that the claim of scriptural authority originates in the North of Israel. Jer 8:8 (‫ )עט שקר סופרים‬even demonstrates that some circles in Judah were opposing it, compare SCHNIEDEWIND, The textualization of torah. See above, p. 23‒24. 32 S. 32 This indicates that the Hebrew Vorlage of the Old Greek translation of Deuteronomy read ‫בחר‬, and in terms of textual criticism ‫ בחר‬is therefore certainly the original reading, while the Masoretic reading ‫ יבחר‬is secondary, being an ideological and maybe even an anti-Samaritan correction.

Or does the term refer to a particular group within Judah, for instance, the Babylonian exiles? In such a view, very common in contemporary scholarship, Jacob is code for those Judeans, who had been deported to Babylon at the end of the seventh century and the beginning of the sixth century BCE. ”2 1 2 An earlier version of this paper was read at the Sixth International meeting of the Société d’Études Samaritaines, Pápa, Hungary, 20–25 July 2008. Thanks go out to the participants for their very good comments and questions.

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