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Midrash unbound : transformations and innovations

Midrash unbound : transformations and innovations

Author: Michael Fishbane; Joanna Weinberg
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2013.
Series: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

An innovative and comprehensive study of Midrash and its creative role in the formation of culture.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fishbane; Joanna Weinberg
ISBN: 9781904113713 1904113710
OCLC Number: 176925629
Description: vi, 472 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Michael Fishbane and Joanna Weinberg --
Midrash and the meaning of scripture / Michael Fishbane --
The hand upon the lord's throne: midrashic and targumic perceptions of Exodus 17: 14-16 / Robert Hayward --
Unwashed hands: a midrashic controversy in the gospel of Matthew / Piet van Boxel --
'Tradunt Hebraei': the problem of the function and reception of Jewish Midrash in Jerome / Alison Salvesen --
Midrash in Syriac / Sebastian Brock --
Piyut and Midrash: between poetic invention and rabbinic convention / Michael Fishbane --
The mourners for Zion and the suffering messiah: Pesikta rabati 34: structure, theology, and context / Philip Alexander --
The Toledot yeshu as Midrash / William Horbury --
Storytelling as midrashic discourse in the Middle Ages / Eli Yassif --
Performative Midrash in the memory of Ashkenazi martyrs / Ivan G. Marcus --
Midrash in a lexical key: Nathan ben Yehiel's Arukh / Joanna Weinberg --
Rashi's choice: the Pentateuch commentary as rewritten Midrash / Ivan G. Marcus --
The pendulum of exegetical methodology: from peshat to derash and back / Sara Japhet --
Midrashic texts and methods in Tosafist Torah commentaries / Ephraim Kanarfogel --
Zoharic literature and midrashic temporality / Elliot Wolfson --
The ingathering of Midrash Rabbah: a moment of creativity and innovation / Benjamin Williams --
Midrash in medieval and early modern sermons / Marc Saperstein --
Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague and his attitude to the aggadah / Jacob Elbaum --
The destruction of the Temple: a Yiddish booklet for the Ninth of Av / Jacob Elbaum and Chava Turniansky --
Midrash in Habad Hasidism / Naftali Loewenthal.
Series Title: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Responsibility: edited by Michael Fishbane and Joanna Weinberg.


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'[Midrash Unbound] is, both in the field of Judaism but also in the various historical disciplines of religious studies and theology, indispensable.'Goerge K. Hasselhoff, Brill Review 'Midrash Read more...

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