History

The road to Shur, the origin of the Zamzam Well? (Rabbi Sa’adiah ben Yosef Gaon)

Reblogging another great article by Eric bin Kisam  In the story about the wife of patriarch Abraham, Hagar, and his firstborn son, Ishmael, in the Torah in Genesis/Bereishit 16:7 there was mention of a place named Shur שֽׁוּר. וַֽיִּמְצָאָ֞הּ מַלְאַ֧ךְ יְהוָ֛ה עַל־עֵ֥ין הַמַּ֖יִם בַּמִּדְבָּ֑ר עַל־הָעַ֖יִן בְּדֶ֥רֶךְ שֽׁוּר An… Read More ›

Rabbi Ishmael on the sons of Ishmael

An old article by Eric bin Kisam that deserves to be republished:  It is worth to mention that some Jewish classical exegetical  text such as Pirkei deRabbi Eliezer פרקי דרבי אליעזר  which is attributed to a first century jewish sage, a well known tannaite Rabbi Ishmael Eliezer… Read More ›