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Midrash : reading the Bible with question marks

Midrash : reading the Bible with question marks

Author: Sandy Eisenberg Sasso; Joan Chittister
Publisher: Brewster, Massachusetts : Paraclete Press, [2017]. ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The rabbis of old believed that the Torah was divinely revealed and therefore contained eternal, perfect truths and hidden meaning that required elucidation. The meaning of a text was more complicated than simply reading it. And meaning changed over time. This understanding of how the Bible mystically relates to all of life is the fertile ground from which Midrash emerged. Rabbi Sasso explores how Midrash  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandy Eisenberg Sasso; Joan Chittister
ISBN: 9781612614168 1612614167
OCLC Number: 1039286172
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover as God's echo: exploring the Bible with midrash"--Title page verso.
Description: 168 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Is God speaking to me? Listening to God's echo --
What is midrash? Reading the Bible with question marks --
How does midrash speak to us? Listening to your story --
Revelation takes place all the time: looking into God's mirror --
Should humans have been created? Shaping the world out of compassion --
What makes us angry? Eavesdropping on the first argument --
Who is responsible? Blaming God for our shortcomings --
What if the angels should come too late? Getting on with it, when you can't get over it --
God is in this place, but I did not know it: finding holiness in unexpected places --
Who is the first to cross the sea? Taking risks for freedom --
I will call you Batya, daughter of God: loving the stranger --
God teaches Adam to make fire: getting through the night --
What made Miriam dance and Akiba laugh? Making the sound of hope --
What can midrash do? Learning to dance while standing still.
Other Titles: God's echo
Responsibility: Sandy Eisenberg-Sasso ; afterword by Joan Chittister.


Rabbi Sasso explores how Midrash originated, how it is still used today, and offers new translations and interpretations of more than twenty essential Midrash texts.  Read more...


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"This book can change for the better the way we all look at Scripture." -Joan Chittester, OSB "For a fresh and vibrant experience of reading Scripture, open Sandy Eisenberg Sasso's highly readable Read more...

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