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Current trends in the study of midrash.


Current trends in the study of midrash.

Ed. by Carol Bakhos.

Brill Academic Publishers


336 pages



Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism; v.106


The study of rabbinic scriptural interpretation has expanded greatly with recent discoveries of material, new techniques in assessing and analyzing texts, and new schools of thought. In this collection of articles that places midrash within other contexts of hermeneutics, the contributors of these 12 articles cover the origins of midrash in the Second Temple period, resistance to midrash in the Halakhic Midrashim, rewritten bible and rabbinic midrash as commentary, textual criticism, Christian and Hellenistic hermeneutics in relation to midrash, midrash as social history, methodology and literary approaches, interpretations of experience, feminism, justifications for women's disabilities and deconstruction/reconstruction.

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Date:May 1, 2006
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