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Saturday, August 31 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
The Case of the Suspected Adulteress

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The law of the suspected adulteress, the Sotah (Num 5:11–31), is one of the strangest, most perplexing cases in biblical law. Everybody interprets differently. Nobody understands it. Is it the only trial by ordeal in the Bible? Is it magic? What does it show about women's status in the Torah and ancient Israel?

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Richard Elliott Friedman

University of Georgia
Richard Elliott Friedman is a biblical scholar and the Ann and Jay Davis Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Georgia. He joined the faculty of the UGA Religion Department in 2006. Prior to his appointment there, he was the Katzin Professor of Jewish Civilization at UCSD from 1984 until 2006. Dr. Friedman received his Th.D. in Hebrew Bible and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University in 1978; Th.M.in Hebrew... Read More →

Saturday August 31, 2013 4:15pm - 5:30pm