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Jewish Ways of Reading the Bible (George J Brooke (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2001) 9780198509189
Jewish Ways of Reading the Bible (George J Brooke (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2001) 9780198509189
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Title: Jewish Ways of Reading the Bible

Author: Brooke, George J (ed)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2001

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780198509189

Volumes: 1; Pages: 332

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This volume is a rich and varied collection of studies by major experts in the field of Jewish biblical interpretation. In exemplary studies covering classical, medieval and modern uses of the Bible, the authors address the issues of Jewish attitudes to, and use of, the Bible through the centuries.Dr George Brooke has been at the University of Manchester since 1984, first as a lecturer in Intertestemental Literature, and since 1994, as Senior Lecturer. In 1997 he became Professor of Biblical Studies and in 1998 became the Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis.ContentsReading the Bible in the Classical Age1. The Original Oral Law, Bernard S. Jackson2. Who Wanted a Translation of the Pentateuch in Greek?, Nina L. Collins3. Daniel's 'Watchers' in Enochic Exegesis of Genesis 6:1-4, Siam Bhayro4. Reading the Plain Meaning of Scripture in the Dead Sea Scrolls, George J. Brooke5. The Exegesis of Homer and Numerology as a Method for Interpreting the Bible in the Writing of Philo of Alexander, Niclas Frster6. Delaying the Progress from Case to Case: Redundancy in the Halakhic Discourse of the Mishnah, Alexander Samely7. The Aramaic Targumim: The Many Faces of the Jewish Biblical Experience, Moshe J. BernsteinReading the Bible in the Mediaeval Age8. Is YHWH Yireh Jerusalem?, Clive Fierstone9. Why no Textual Criticism in Rabbinic Midrash? Reflection of the Textual Culture of the Rabbis, Philip S. Alexander10. The Psychology of Oppositional Thinking in Rabbinic Biblical Commentary, Brian L. Lancaster11. The Structure of Hymnic Insertions in the Statutory Jewish Liturgy, Raphael Loewe12. Jewish Ways of Reading the Illuminated Bible, Eva FrojmovicReading the Bible in the Modern Age13. 'Eshet Hayil or 'Ishshah Zarah: Jewish Readings of Abigail and Bathesheba, both Ancient and Modern, Heather A. McKay14. Theodicy, the Flood and the Holocaust, Moshe Ish-Horowicz15. 'It is Difficult to Understand': Dealing with Morally Difficult Passages in the Hebrew Bible, Harry Lesser16. The Bible in Contemporary Jewish Sermons, Christine M. PilkingtonIndexesIndex of Biblical ReferencesIndex of Classical SourcesIndex of Modern Authors
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