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Daily Archives: September 25, 2009
William Scott Green, “Writing with Scripture: The Rabbinic Uses of the Hebrew Bible,” Writing with Scripture: The Authority and Uses of the Hebrew Bible in Formative Judaism, ed. Jacob Neusner (Philadelphia, 1989; Atlanta, 1993) 16. …rabbis reinforced the impression of … Continue reading
Jacob Neusner, Invitation to Midrash: The Workings of Rabbinic Bible Interpretation (Atlanta: Scholars, 1998) 172, 192. Like a lot of people, I’ve encountered village atheists in my lifetime. What’s interesting is that, today, I found their objections in some rabbinic … Continue reading
I technically got caught up on Brothers and Sisters today, not in the sense that I watched every single episode of Season 3, but rather in the sense that I saw enough of Season 3 to watch the first episode … Continue reading
In this post, I want to highlight the parts of II Samuel 7 that Frank Moore Cross believes are Deuteronomistic, according to his Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic. But I’m not going to highlight every part he deems Deuteronomistic, but … Continue reading
Philip S. Alexander, “Midrash,” A Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation, ed. R.J. Coggins and J.L. Houldin (SCM Press, Trinity Press, 1990) 454, 458. The reason the midrashim have this anonymous character is basically ideological. The darshanim saw themselves as engaged in … Continue reading
Jacob Neusner, Invitation to Midrash: The Workings of Rabbinic Bible Interpretation (Atlanta: Scholars, 1998) 153. Leviticus Rabbah dates to the fifth century C.E. Neusner quotes and discusses LR 27:8, which comments on Isaiah 1:3. The quote is as follows: Said … Continue reading