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The first triad,Egypt, Pathros,and Nubia, is aligned geographicallyfrom northto south, while the second triad,Elam, Shinar,andNubia, is aligned from southeastto northwest(Joseph Blenkinsopp, Isaiah 1-39 [AnchorBible; New York:Doubleday,2000], 267-68). 135. Cogan, "Israelin Exile,"43 n. 15. ContraZ. Kallai, "Nov,noveh,"EnziklopediyaMikra'it 5:684. 1361 Chronicles 5:3-8 refersto a Reubenitenoble whose lands extendedto Aroer,Nebo, and Baal-Meor. Since this areawas conqueredby the Moabites(Isaiah15-16; Jeremiah48; Zephaniah 2:8-11), it was laterincluded in the provinceof Moab.

134 Jeremiah3:18 vouches for the reunitingof Israel and Judah from the land of the north. Some propheticmaterialpromisesthatthe northernerswere to be resettled into their own land (Jeremiah23:8). At times, Ezekiel distinguishes between the two groups (4:5, 6; 9:9; 27:17; 37:1523) and between two groups of elders (14:1; 20:1, 3 versus "the elders of Judah," in 8:1). He addressedhimself to "theentireHouse of Israel"(37:11; 39:25; 45:6), where he appearsto be includingboth the northernersand the southerners.

I drukiemJozafataOhryzki, 1859; reprinted1989), 4:238-39, 5:355. Also the Magdeburglaw prevalent in Polish towns subjectedapostatesto deathpenalty,BartlomiejGroicki,PorzgdekSQdowi Spraw MiejskichPrawa MajdeburskiegoWKoroniePolskiej(Warsaw:WydawnictwoPrawnicze,1953), 199. On the rabbinicreservationsto accept back repentingJews who had convertedto Christianity,see EdwardFram,"Perceptionand Receptionof RepentantApostates in MedievalAshkenazand Premodern Poland,"AJS Review 21, no. 2 (1996). 44. MS Acta episcopalia 18 (1538-40) in Archiwum Kurii Metropolitalnej(Cracow), fol.

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