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Commentary on midrash rabba in the sixteenth century.

Author: Benjamin Williams
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Oxford Univ Press, 2016.
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This work highlights the importance of Abraham ben Asher's commentary on Genesis Rabba, demonstrating the influence of this commentary on both his contemporaries and printed editions of the classical  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Williams
ISBN: 0198759231 9780198759232
OCLC Number: 920724959
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Contents: Introduction ; 1. Midrash in the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Empire ; 2. Midrash Rabba and its Commentaries ; 3. From Safed to Venice - Abraham ben Asher and the Publication of the 'Or ha-Sekhel ; 4. Abraham ben Asher's Commentary - An Examination of Selected Texts ; 5. 'Pseudo-Rashi's' Commentary on Genesis Rabba ; 6. Conclusion: The 'Or ha-Sekhel and its Reception


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