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Studies in Medieval Jewish Intellectual and Social History

Festschrift in Honor of Robert Chazan

Author: Elliot R. Wolfson,Lawrence H. Schiffman,David Engel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004222367

Category: Religion

Page: 342

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Thirteen leading scholars offer a fresh look at four key topics in medieval Jewish studies: the history of Jewish communities in Western Christendom, Jewish-Christian interactions in medieval Europe, medieval Jewish Biblical exegesis and religious literature, and historical representations of medieval Jewry.

Studies in Hellenistic Judaism

Author: Louis H. Feldman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004104181

Category: History

Page: 677

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This volume contains essays, previously published in various places, dealing with Josephus, Judaism and Christianity, Latin literature and the Jews, the Romans in Rabbinic literature, and other studies in Hellenistic Judaism.

Rashi - Linguist despite Himself

A Study of the Linguistic Dimension of Rabbi Solomon Yishaqi's Commentary on Deuteronomy

Author: Jonathan Kearney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567359913

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The commentary on the Torah of the eleventh-century French rabbi, Solomon Yishaqi of Troyes (better known as Rashi), is one of the major texts of mediaeval Judaism. Rashi's commentary has enjoyed an almost canonical status among many traditional Jews from mediaeval times to the present day. The popularity of his Torah commentary is often ascribed to Rashi's skillful combination of traditional midrashic interpretations of Scripture with observations on the language employed therein. In this respect, Rashi is often presented as a linguist or grammarian. This book presents a critical reappraisal of this issue through a close reading of Rashi's commentary on the book of Deuteronomy. Falling into two major sections, Part One (Contexts) presents a theoretical framework for the detailed study in Part Two (Texts), which forms the main core of the book by presenting a detailed analysis of Rashi's commentary on the book of Deuteronomy.

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics

Author: Dean W. Zimmerman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199290581

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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This series is dedicated to the timely publication of new work in this highly fertile field of philosophy. The subject is broadly construed, taken to include not only perennially central topics (modality, ontology, and mereology; metaphysical theories of causation, laws of nature, persistence through time, and time itself; and realism and anti-realism in the many senses of these terms); but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions that open up within other subfields, such as philosophy of mind and philosophy of science (questions about supervenience and materialism, the nature of qualia, mental causation, metaphysical implications of relativity and quantum physics, mereological theories of biological species, and so on). Besides independent essays, volumes are likely to contain a critical essay on a recent book, or a symposium that allows participants to respond to one another's criticisms and questions

Isaac On Jewish and Christian Altars:Polemic and Exegesis in Rashi and the Glossa Ordinaria

Polemic and Exegesis in Rashi and the Glossa Ordinaria

Author: Devorah Schoenfeld

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823243494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

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Rashi's commentary and the Glossa Ordinaria both developed in the late eleventh and early twelfth century with no known contact between them. Nevertheless, they shared a way of reading text that shaped their interpretations of the near-sacrifice of Isaac. This work compares them both with each other and their respective sources to show their similarity.

Rashi's Commentary on Psalms

Author: Mayer I. Gruber

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827608721

Category: Religion

Page: 914

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In 2004, Mayer Gruber?s landmark Rashi?s Commentary on Psalms made one of the 11th-century scholar?s most important works accessible to a larger audience for the first time. The JPS paperback edition of this exceptional volume includes the complete original Hebrew text and acclaimed linguist Mayer Gruber?s contemporary English translation and supercommentary. Fully annotated by Gruber, Rashi?s Commentary on Psalms places Rashi, the most influential Hebrew biblical commentator of all time, in the larger context of biblical exegesis. Gruber identifies Rashi?s sources, pinpoints the exegetical questions to which Rashi responds, defines the nuances of Rashi?s terminology, and guides the reader to use the English translation as a tool to access the original Hebrew text. Gruber?s extensive introduction takes a critical look at Rashi and his enduring legacy.

Esther in Medieval Garb

Jewish Interpretation of the Book of Esther in the Middle Ages

Author: Barry Walfish

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438423071

Category: History

Page: 386

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This comprehensive history, the first to appear in English, gives a vivid portrayal of the Book of Esther’s role in the intellectual and cultural life of Jews in the Middle Ages. Much of the study is based on material that exists only in manuscripts, and it introduces many exegetes hitherto unknown or unstudied.

Patterns in Rashi

Author: Yisrael Isser Zvi Herczeg

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: 314

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In this insightful work, Rabbi Herczeg, a noted Rashi scholar and translator of the Sapirstein Edition Rashi, examines many aspects of Rashi's commentary. He shows how the patterns in Rashi help us understand the magnificent precision and clarity of Rashi's explanation. Drawing upon the classic commentators, the insights of Rav Tzadok HaKohen, and, of course, the words of Rashi himself, this book opens our eyes to the subtleties and nuances of Rashi's greatness and ingenuity.

Judaism, Philosophy, Culture

Selected Studies by E. I. J. Rosenthal

Author: Erwin Rosenthal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113683432X

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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One of the outstanding interpreters of Jewish culture in the twentieth century has been Erwin Rosenthal. This book contains some of his most influential work, ranging from the nature of Jewish political thought, both classical and medieval, to Christian reactions to Judaism and to varying approaches to the study of the Bible.

Jewish Law Association studies, 1

Author: Jewish Law Association. International Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Jewish law

Page: 149

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Vols. 1- consist of proceedings of the 1st- International Congress of the Jewish Law Association.

Studies in Hebrew Language and Jewish Culture

Presented to Albert van der Heide on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday

Author: Martin F.J. Baasten,Reinier Munk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402062028

Category: Philosophy

Page: 321

View: 6002

The articles presented in this book include studies in Rabbinics, Classical Hebrew linguistics, and early Hebrew-Greek glossary. The articles substantially cover the fields included in Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Written by leading scholars in the field, they offer a fine example of the wealth and variety of the present day academic study of Hebrew, Judaism, and Jewish culture.

Studies in Modern Theology and Prayer

Author: N.A

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 9780827610606

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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This collection of twenty-two essays and studies represents a cross section of Dr Petuchowski's work, paying tribute to the world of German Jewish scholarship that formed the background of his work.

Studies in historical geography and biblical historiography [electronic resource]

presented to Zechariah Kallai

Author: Zekharyah Ḳalai,Gēršôn Gālîl,Moshe Weinfeld

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004116085

Category: Religion

Page: 281

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This book contains a collection of studies in Historical Geography and Biblical Historiography. It is presented to Professor Zecharia Kallai, one of the leading scholars of Historical Geography of the Bible and is concluded with a list of his publications.

Studies in the New Testament

Author: J. Duncan M. Derrett,John Duncan Martin Derrett

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004074781

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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Author: Maurice Liber

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: 278

View: 785

The Discovery of Hebrew in Tudor England

A Third Language

Author: G. Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719008757

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 311

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The Figure of Joseph in Post-Biblical Jewish Literature

Author: Maren Niehoff

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004095564

Category: Religion

Page: 178

View: 7170

This book is a comparative study of early Jewish interpretations of the biblical outline of Joseph's character. It focuses on the treatises of Philo, who idealises the figure as a Hellenistic politician, on Josephus's autobiographical account and the Midrash Genesis Rabbah, which uses the figure mostly for religious instruction.

Masterpieces of Hebew Literature

Selections from 2000 Years of Jewish Creativity

Author: Curt Leviant

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 082760954X

Category: Religion

Page: 577

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The classic anthology of major works, from the Apocrypha to the 18th century

Why Medieval Hebrew Studies?

Inaugural Lecture Delivered at the University of Cambridge, 11 November 1999

Author: Stefan C. Reif

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521010474

Category: Religion

Page: 53

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The Jewish Middle Ages were not, as was once supposed, full of 'doom, gloom and pedantry'. Medieval Hebrew manuscripts testify to stunning theology, super-rational exegesis, and interesting notions of language usage. There are unexpectedly 'modern' interpretations of the Hebrew Bible in Spain and France and exciting fragments from the Cairo Genizah, including a prayer to be recited by medieval pilgrims to Jerusalem. Among more prosaic Genizah items are a crusader note in Latin, a certificate about kosher cheeses, an appeal for financial assistance, and a doctor's faith in God over his own medicine. Stefan C. Reif shows that Medieval Hebrew culture is a vibrant and compelling field of study.

The Rhetoric of Religion

Studies in Logology

Author: Kenneth Burke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520016101

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

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"But the point of Burke's work, and the significance of his achievement, is not that he points out that religion and language affect each other, for this has been said before, but that he proceeds to demonstrate how this is so by reference to a specific symbolic context. After a discussion 'On Words and The Word,' he analysess verbal action in St. Augustine's Confessions. He then discusses the first three chapters of Genesis, and ends with a brilliant and profound 'Prologue in Heaven,' an imaginary dialogue between the Lord and Satan in which he proposes that we begin our study of human motives with complex theories of transcendence,' rather than with terminologies developed in the use of simplified laboratory equipment. . . . Burke now feels, after some forty years of search, that he has created a model of the symbolic act which breaks through the rigidities of the 'sacred-secular' dichotomy, and at the same time shows us how we get from secular and sacred realms of action over the bridge of language. . . . Religious systems are systems of action based on communication in society. They are great social dramas which are played out on earth before an ultimate audience, God. But where theology confronts the developed cosmological drama in the 'grand style,' that is, as a fully developed cosmological drama for its religious content, the 'logologer' can be further studied not directly as knowledge but as anecdotes that help reveal for us the quandaries of human governance." --Hugh Dalziel Duncan from Critical Responses to Kenneth Burke, 1924 - 1966, edited by William H. Rueckert (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1969).

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