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הֲלוֹא כִבְנֵי כֻשִׁיִּים אַתֶּם לִי בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל נְאֻם יְיָ הֲלוֹא אֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל הֶעֱלֵיתִי מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם וּפְלִשְׁתִּיִּים מִכַּפְתּוֹר וַאֲרָם מִקִּיר:
To Me, O Israelites, you are just like the Ethiopians [declares Adonai]. True, I brought Israel up from the land of Egypt, but also the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Arameans from Kir. [JPS translation]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. How does this text challenge Jewish particularism? How does it feel to read this text?

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Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)