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A MIDRASH READER

Jt) Neusner, Jacob

Published by Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 1990
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Softbound. 8vo. VI, 176 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Contents: Our reasons: why study midrash at all? - Their reasons: when, where, and why did the Judaic sages make midrash? - Paraphrase and the text of Scripture: the amplification of Scripture in the context of the Torah. Prologue: amplifying Scripture; Sifré to Numbers and Sifré to Deuteronomy: applying the Torah to the everyday world; Sifra: the issue of the relationship of Scripture's categories to our categories; Mekhilta attributed to R. Ishmael: the issue of amplifying Scripture by assembling and systematically setting forth its information - Prophecy and the context of Scripture: the clarification of Scripture in the light of the future. Prologue: seeing the past as future history; Genesis Rabbah: the rules of history set forth by revelation; Leviticus rabbah: the rules of society set forth by revelation; Pesiqta deRab Kahana: the rules of the holy way of life set forth by revelation - Parable and the matrix of Scripture: the recapitulation of Scripture in the here and now. Prologue: the everyday as recapitulation of Scripture, Scripture as the matrix for the everyday; Song of Songs Rabbah: God's love for us. Subjects: Midrash - Translations into English. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-36). Bookseller Inventory # 32818

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Title: A MIDRASH READER

Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press

Publication Date: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

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