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Encyclopedia of Midrash: Biblical Interpretation in Formative Judaism (Jacob Neusner Alan J Avery Peck (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2004) 9789004141667
Encyclopedia of Midrash: Biblical Interpretation in Formative Judaism (Jacob Neusner Alan J Avery Peck (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2004) 9789004141667
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Title: Encyclopedia of Midrash: Biblical Interpretation in Formative Judaism

Author: Neusner, Jacob Alan J Avery Peck (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2004

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004141667

Volumes: 2; Pages: 1350

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The Encyclopedia of Midrash--Biblical Interpretation in Formative Judaism, provides a systematic account of biblical interpretation in Judaism, from well before the second century B.C.E. through the end of the seventh century C.E. ... While emphasizing the Rabbinic literature, it also covers interpretation of Scripture in a number of distinct canons, ranging from the Targumic literature and Dead Sea Scrolls to the New Testament and Church Fathers. The encyclopedia comprises fifty-six essays written by thirty scholars, representing the leading figures in the study of ancient Judaism and biblical interpretation in North America, Europe, and the State of Israel.Alongside a general introduction to Rabbinic Midrash and its traits, including the theoretical questions of definition, origins, theology, hermeneutics, genre-criticism, and language, the encyclopedia addresses specific topics of concern in the study of scriptural interpretation. How Rabbinic midrashic documents that focus on specific books of Scripture read those specific books, the theology expressed by Rabbinic midrashic compilations, and the historical context in which Rabbinic Midrash took shape all are treated. Beyond these central issues in understanding Rabbinic Midrash, the encyclopedia treats interpretations of Scripture that came to closure prior to, or outside of, the framework of Rabbinic Midrash: Hellenistic Jewish Midrash, Josephus, Pseudo-Philo, Jubilees, as well as to the New Testament, Karaite and Samaritan writings, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.The Encyclopedia of Midrash provides readers with a depth and breadth of treatment of Midrash unavailable in any other single source. Through the writings of top scholars in each of their fields, it sets out the current state of the question for each of the many topics discussed in its pages.Table of ContentsListing of entries, by topic:General Introduction to Rabbinic Midrash and its Traits1. Midrash, Definitions of-Gary G. Porton2. Origins and Emergence of Midrash in Relation to the Hebrew Bible-Timothy H. Lim3. Theology of Rabbinic Midrash-Jacob Neusner4. Hermeneutics, Techniques of Rabbinic Exegesis-Rivka Kern-Ulmer5. Hermeneutics, A Critical Account-Gary G. Porton6. Hermeneutics, Theology of-David Instone-Brewer7. Theological Foundations of Rabbinic Exegesis-Rivka Kern-Ulmer8. Language and Midrash-David Aaron9. Women, Midrashic Constructions of-Judith R. Baskin10. Halakhic Category Formations, Midrash and-Jacob Neusner11. Oral Torah, Midrash and-Jacob Neusner12. Parable-Jacob Neusner13. Genres, Midrash and -Dalia Hoshen14. "Art" in Midrashic Literature-Steven Fine15. Qabbalah, Midrash and-Ithamar Gruenwald16. Liturgy, Midrash in-Richard S. SarasonRabbinic Reading of Biblical Books17. Genesis in Genesis Rabbah-Jacob Neusner18. Exodus in Mekhilta Attributed to R. Ishmael-Jacob Neusner19. Leviticus in Sifra-Guenter Stemberger20. Leviticus in Leviticus Rabbah-Jacob Neusner21. Numbers in Sifre to Numbers-Jacob Neusner22. Deuteronomy in Sifre to Deuteronomy-Steven Fraade23. Lamentations in Lamentations Rabbati-Jacob Neusner24. Song of Songs in Song of Songs Rabbah-Luis Giron Blanc25. Esther in Esther Rabbah I-Jacob Neusner26. Ruth in Ruth Rabbah-Jacob Neusner27. Pesiqta deRab Kahana, Synagogue Lections for Special Occasions in-Jacob Neusner28. Mekhilta deR. Simeon b. Yohai-W. David Nelson29. Midrash Tannaim-Herbert BasserThe Theology of Rabbinic Midrash30. Genesis Rabbah, Theology of-Jacob Neusner31. Pesiqta deRab Kahana, Theology of-Jacob Neusner32. Song of Songs Rabbah, Theology of-Jacob Neusner33. Leviticus Rabbah, Theology of-Jacob Neusner34. Lamentations Rabbati, Theology of-Jacob Neusner35. Ruth Rabbah, Theology of-Jacob Neusner36. Sifre to Deuteronomy, Theology of-Jacob Neusner37. Sifre to Numbers, Theology of-Jacob Neusner38. Sifra: Theology of-Jacob NeusnerRabbinic Midrash in Historical Context39. Fourth and Fifth Century Midrash-Compilations-Jacob NeusnerPrivileged Translations: The Targumim and Rabbinic Midrash40. Targum Jonathan of the Prophets I-Bruce D. Chilton41. Targum Jonathan to the Prophets II-The Former Prophets-Bruce D. Chilton42. Targum, Conceptual Categories of-Etan Levine43. Pentateuchal Targums as Midrash-Paul Flesher44. Hagiographa, Targums to-Josep RiberaFormative Rabbinic Midrash in Synchronic Context; Special Topics45. Hellenistic Jewish Midrash, I: Beginnings-Folker Siegert46. Hellenistic Jewish Midrash II: Adopting the Allegoric Method. Aristobulus to Philo-Folker Siegert47. Hellenistic Jewish Midrash, III: Developed Non-Allegorical Forms. Josephus-FolkerSiegert48. Josephus, Midrash in His Version of the Pentateuch-Louis Feldman49. Pseudo-Philo's Biblical Antiquities-Daniel J. Harrington50. Jubilees, Midrash in-Betsy Halpern-Amaru51. Church Fathers, Rabbinic Midrash and-Adam Kamesar52. Septuagint, Midrashic Traditions and-Giuseppe Veltri53. New Testament Narrative as Old Testament Midrash-Robert Price54. Karaite Conception of the Biblical Narrator-Meira Polliack55. Samaritan Midrash-Alan Crown56. Dead Sea Scrolls, Biblical Interpretation in-Lawrence H. Schiffman
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