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Progressive Approaches to Midrash

Proceedings of the Midrash Section, Society of Biblical Literature, Volume 7


This volume contains selected proceedings of the Midrash Section sessions convened during the 2015-2016 meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature. It is comprised of contributions by both leading and emerging scholars of Midrash whose research shares a common focus on early and medieval rabbinic biblical interpretation. Additionally, the research on Midrash in this volume intersects with a range of related biblical texts, religious themes, and foundational and forward-thinking methodologies and interdisciplinary academic fields of study, including: Gender Studies; Classics; Jewish Studies; Religious Studies; Literary Studies; the Aqedah/Binding of Isaac; biblical parables; and, medieval rabbinic biblical commentary.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0736-6
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Oct 24,2017
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 177
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0736-6
$127.00

This volume contains selected proceedings of the Midrash Section sessions convened during the 2015-2016 meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature. It is comprised of contributions by both leading and emerging scholars of Midrash whose research shares a common focus on early and medieval rabbinic biblical interpretation. Additionally, the research on Midrash in this volume intersects with a range of related biblical texts, religious themes, and foundational and forward-thinking methodologies and interdisciplinary academic fields of study, including: Gender Studies; Classics; Jewish Studies; Religious Studies; Literary Studies; the Aqedah/Binding of Isaac; biblical parables; and, medieval rabbinic biblical commentary.

This volume contains selected proceedings of the Midrash Section sessions convened during the 2015-2016 meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature. It is comprised of contributions by both leading and emerging scholars of Midrash whose research shares a common focus on early and medieval rabbinic biblical interpretation. Additionally, the research on Midrash in this volume intersects with a range of related biblical texts, religious themes, and foundational and forward-thinking methodologies and interdisciplinary academic fields of study, including: Gender Studies; Classics; Jewish Studies; Religious Studies; Literary Studies; the Aqedah/Binding of Isaac; biblical parables; and, medieval rabbinic biblical commentary.

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ContributorBiography

W. David Nelson

W. David Nelson is the former Rosenthal Associate Professor and Director of Jewish Studies at Texas Christian University and Brite Divinity School. He currently serves as President of the Society of Race, Ethnicity and Religion and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion.

Rivka Ulmer

Rivka Ulmer is Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Bucknell University. They serve as chairs of the Midrash Section for the Society of Biblical Literature, and both have published widely in the interdisciplinary area of Jewish Studies, particularly in the field of Midrash.

Table of Contents (v)
Introduction (1)
Pseudo-Philo and the Pharisees: A Look at the Prehistory of Rabbinic Judaism ZEV FARBER (5)
Weeping at the Aqedah KRISTEN LINDBECK (29)
The Aqedah in the Bavli: An Analysis of Sanhedrin 89b MATTHEW HASS (39)
‘Scripture Interprets Itself’ in Rashbam’s Torah Commentary JONATHAN JACOBS (57)
“At that Time Jerusalem shall be Called the Throne of the Lord” (Jer 3:17): Israel and the Nations in Genesis Rabbah 5, Leviticus Rabbah 10, and Pesiqta de-Rab Kahana 20 JOHANNA ERZBERGER (85)
Midrash and Metalepsis in Genesis Rabbah: A Reappraisal of Rabbinic Atomism NICHOLAS J. SCHASER (107)
Leah: The “Lost Matriarch” in Genesis Rabbah KATIE J. WOOLSTENHULME (133)
The Contradictory Philosophical Lessons of the Parable of the Lame and the Blind Guards in Various Rabbinic Midrashim LIEVE M. TEUGELS (153)

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