Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Who were the wood choppers and water drawers?

DR. WENDY LOVE ANDERSON: Israel’s Wood Choppers and Water Drawers (
Moses extends the covenant to all of Israel, “from the hewer of your wood to the drawer of your water” (Deut 29). The midrash connects this group with the Gibeonites of Joshua 9, creating an anachronism which later rabbinic commentators try to resolve.

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