Inner-Midrashic Introductions and Their Influence on Introductions to Medieval Rabbinic Bible Commentaries

Inner-Midrashic Introductions and Their Influence on Introductions to Medieval Rabbinic Bible Commentaries

by Michel G. DiStefano
     
 

The opening sections of some Midrashim deal with the same type of material that is found in the introductions to medieval rabbinic Bible commentaries. These are designated as “Inner-Midrashic Introductions” (IMIs). Further analysis of Bible commentary

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Overview

The opening sections of some Midrashim deal with the same type of material that is found in the introductions to medieval rabbinic Bible commentaries. These are designated as “Inner-Midrashic Introductions” (IMIs). Further analysis of Bible commentary introductions reveals a high degree of continuity between them and the IMIs, including the newly discovered “Inner-Commentary Introduction” (ICI). The existence of IMIs and ICIs challenge the current view of the origin and development of Bible introduction in Judaism. They also elucidate some of the links between midrash and commentary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110213683
Publisher:
De Gruyter, Walter, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Series:
Studia Judaica Series, #46
Pages:
243
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Michel G. Distefano, McGill University Montreal, Que., Canada.

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