Pesiqta Rabbati: A Synoptic Edition of Pesiqta Rabbati Based upon All Extant Manuscripts and the Editio Princeps

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Published here for the first time is volume two of the complete manuscript material of Pesiqta Rabbati, a major rabbinic work from 5th or 6th century Palestine. Pasiqta Rabbati is a religious text that expresses rabbinic, apocalyptic, messianic, gnostic, and mystical traditions. Based upon the annual cycle of biblical passages for the Jewish Holy Days and special sabbaths, the text demonstrates the artful form of the rabbinic homily and the midrash method of scriptural exegesis. All extant Hebrew manuscripts ...
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Published here for the first time is volume two of the complete manuscript material of Pesiqta Rabbati, a major rabbinic work from 5th or 6th century Palestine. Pasiqta Rabbati is a religious text that expresses rabbinic, apocalyptic, messianic, gnostic, and mystical traditions. Based upon the annual cycle of biblical passages for the Jewish Holy Days and special sabbaths, the text demonstrates the artful form of the rabbinic homily and the midrash method of scriptural exegesis. All extant Hebrew manuscripts (located in Budapest, Cambridge, New York, Parma, Philadelphia, Rome and Vienna) as well as the 17th century editio princeps are presented here in a synoptic edition, allowing the reader to view the texts in adjacent columns without emendation. The English introduction summarizes the academic research in respect to Pesiqta Rabbati.
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Dating from fifth-sixth century Palestine, but containing much older material, "Pesiqta Rabbati" is a major collection of rabbinic homilies based upon biblical passages from the Torah for Jewish holy days and special Sabbaths. In her English introduction to the extant Hebrew text in adjacent columns for comparison, Ulmer (Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard U.) summarizes the research and explains the significance to religious studies and related fields, of having access to an updated synoptic edition<-->the first since the 19th century: as a work of literature, for its halakhic (legal) material, and to elucidate the origins of distinct Jewish and Christian groups. Large print; no index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Dating from fifth-sixth century Palestine, but containing much older material, is a major collection of rabbinic homilies based upon biblical passages from the Torah for Jewish holy days and special Sabbaths. Volume three contains the index, chapter 53 of the Pesiqta Rabbati, supplemental manuscript material, and . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Rivka Ulmer is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair in Judaic Studies at Bucknell University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Sigla and Text Signals Chapter 4 Additions to the Bibliography Chapter 5 Additions: Textwitnesses Chapter 6 Pesiqta Rabbati 53 Chapter 7 Supplement 1 (MS Cambridge TS Misc. 36.124) Chapter 8 Supplement 2 (MS Budapest Kaufmann 157) Chapter 9 Supplement 3 Pesiqta Rabbati 1 (Viena Fragment, Benedictini) Chapter 10 Supplement 4 (MS Budapest Rabbinical Seminary 221) Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 Scriptural Passages Chapter 13 Geographical Terms, Place Names, and Nations Chapter 14 Greek and Latin Expressions Chapter 15 Subjects Chapter 16 Exegetical Terms Chapter 17 Personal Names, Names of Biblical Figures, Angels and Historical Figures Chapter 18 Rabbinic Authorities Chapter 19 Meshalim and Ma'asim Chapter 20 Emendations

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