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comment Why didn't Joseph try to contact his father from Egypt?
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comment Why didn't Joseph try to contact his father from Egypt?
@BruceAlderman, I think so: vbm-torah.org/parsha/10miketz.htm (but this only offers a partial answer). Thematically, I think this issue is very deep.
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asked Why didn't Joseph try to contact his father from Egypt?
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comment Historically, how was Jonah classified in terms of literary genre?
I think there are two questions here: 1) "the Book of Jonah was historical until the rise of critical scholarship" - Is the book of Jonah a historical narrative or literary fiction? 2) "how was Jonah classified in terms of literary genre?" - What is the book's literary genre/style (parody, satire, humor, etc.)? Notice that these two questions are completely independent and the answer of one need not affect the answer of the other.
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comment What was life like in Eden before the fall?
Nice answer, +1. According to your answer "And God saw all that He made, and found it very good," doesn't apply to the world as we find it today. I find this assumption to be very difficult to accept and I think there is strong literary/thematic/textual evidence to the contrary. Moreover, I don't think Genesis 1 is talking or can be applied to the Garden of Eden at all. Perhaps we'll get a chance to discuss this issue in chat sometime.
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comment What exactly was the “death in the pot”
@JonEricson, definitely. Also, the Elisha narratives are some of the most bizarre and enigmatic in all of Tanakh. I think the wild style in those narratives reflects the fact that Elisha himself was an enigma and the people in his own time never really understood him.