Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

5 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780198267331: Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

This is a comprehensive study of myth in the Hebrew Bible and myth and mythmaking in classical rabbinic literature (Midrash and Talmud) and in the classical work of medieval Jewish mysticism (the book of Zohar). Michael Fishbane provides a close study of the texts and theologies involved and the central role of exegesis in the development and transformation of the subject. Taken up are issues of myth and monotheism, myth and tradition, and myth and language. The presence and vitality of myth in successive cultural phases is treated, emphasizing certain paradigmatic acts of God and features of the divine personality.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


Michael Fishbane is Nathan Cummings Professor of Jewish Studies and Chair of the Committee on Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago

Review:

Review from other book by this author 'a masterful and important study which illustrates in countless ways the nature of the on-going exegesis of biblical texts within the Bible itself' Roland E. Murphy, Interpretation

'an outstanding work of scholarship' James L. Kugel, Journal of Jewish Literary History

'a monumental study which places all students of the Hebrew Bible deeply in his debt. Its learning and scope are matched only by its enviable lucidity' E. W. Nicholson, Journal of Theological Studies

'a major scholarly achievement' R. E. Clements, Society for Old Testament Study

'a very substantial and important study of an area which has not previously been given so comprehensive a treatment' Peter R. Ackroyd, Theology

'one of the major works of biblical interpretation in the last decade' Patrick D. Miller, Theology Today

'a magisterial study of inner-biblical exegesis' Herbert Mark, Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature

'Michael Fishbane has written a great feast of a book, with detailed discussion of many passages based on very wide reading.' Methodist Church Overseas Division Annotated Booklist 1988

A review of the 1985 issue; 'It is a pleasure to review a book which reveals so clearly years of intense research and hard reflection. Prof. Fishbane's carefully structured book is packed with such detailed exegesis and close argument that only the serious reader can begin to tap its richness; however, the rewards are great for anyone willing to expend the energy.' Journal of Biblical Literature

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 250.00
US$ 214.30

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Michael Fishbane
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2003)
ISBN 10: 0198267339 ISBN 13: 9780198267331
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0198267339

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 214.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Fishbane, Michael
Published by OUP Oxford (2003)
ISBN 10: 0198267339 ISBN 13: 9780198267331
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2003. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780198267331

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 214.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.70
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Fishbane, Michael
Published by OUP Oxford (2003)
ISBN 10: 0198267339 ISBN 13: 9780198267331
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2003. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780198267331

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 223.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Fishbane, Michael
Published by Oxford University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0198267339 ISBN 13: 9780198267331
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0198267339

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 234.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Nathan Cummings Professor of Jewish Studies and Chair of the Committee on Jewish Studies Michael Fis
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 0198267339 ISBN 13: 9780198267331
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2003. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. 236 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This is a comprehensive and systematic exploration of myth in the Hebrew Bible. In addition, Michael Fishbane examines the ongoing role of Scripture in the expansion and transformation of myth in ancient Jewish sources (Midrash and Talmud) and in the classical work of medieval Jewish mysticism (the book of Zohar). The role of myth and monotheism is taken up, and the texts of myth are subjected to close analytical treatment, dealing with matters of form, theme, and theology. In particular, the creative role of exegesis, and its capacity to generate new myths and to justify older or pre-existent ones, is explored. Aspects of continuity and discontinuity with biblical and ancient Near Eastern sources are examined, and the explosive innovations of myth in the various literary phases are considered. In exploring three major phases of Jewish culture, Michael Fishbane offers a new appreciation for the reality of myth and its varieties. Many new conceptual and analytical categories are presented, as well as numerous close readings of the texts at hand. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780198267331

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 252.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Fishbane, Michael
Published by Oxford University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0198267339 ISBN 13: 9780198267331
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # P110198267339

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 254.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Nathan Cummings Professor of Jewish Studies and Chair of the Committee on Jewish Studies Michael Fis
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 0198267339 ISBN 13: 9780198267331
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2003. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. 236 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This is a comprehensive and systematic exploration of myth in the Hebrew Bible. In addition, Michael Fishbane examines the ongoing role of Scripture in the expansion and transformation of myth in ancient Jewish sources (Midrash and Talmud) and in the classical work of medieval Jewish mysticism (the book of Zohar). The role of myth and monotheism is taken up, and the texts of myth are subjected to close analytical treatment, dealing with matters of form, theme, and theology. In particular, the creative role of exegesis, and its capacity to generate new myths and to justify older or pre-existent ones, is explored. Aspects of continuity and discontinuity with biblical and ancient Near Eastern sources are examined, and the explosive innovations of myth in the various literary phases are considered. In exploring three major phases of Jewish culture, Michael Fishbane offers a new appreciation for the reality of myth and its varieties. Many new conceptual and analytical categories are presented, as well as numerous close readings of the texts at hand. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780198267331

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 259.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Fishbane, Michael
Published by Oxford University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0198267339 ISBN 13: 9780198267331
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0198267339

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 258.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Fishbane, Michael
Published by OUP Oxford (2016)
ISBN 10: 0198267339 ISBN 13: 9780198267331
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780198267331_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 258.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.03
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Michael Fishbane
ISBN 10: 0198267339 ISBN 13: 9780198267331
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. This item is Print on Demand - Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # POD_9780198267331

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 284.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book