Rashi's Commentary on Psalms

Rashi's Commentary on Psalms

by Mayer I. Gruber, M. I. Gruber
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004132511

ISBN-13: 9789004132511

Pub. Date: 12/19/2003

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This new volume in the Reference Library of Judaism faithfully presents the complete Hebrew text of Rashi's (1040-1105) psalter commentary according to Vienna Heb. ms. 220 together with a fully annotated scientific translation into contemporary idiomatic English.
The supercommentary places one of the finest commentaries by the single most influential

Overview

This new volume in the Reference Library of Judaism faithfully presents the complete Hebrew text of Rashi's (1040-1105) psalter commentary according to Vienna Heb. ms. 220 together with a fully annotated scientific translation into contemporary idiomatic English.
The supercommentary places one of the finest commentaries by the single most influential Hebrew biblical exegete in dialogue with the full gamut of ancient, medieval and modern exegesis. The supercommentary identifies Rashi's sources and pinpoints the exegetical cruces to which Rashi responds, defines the nuances of Rashi's exegetical, linguistic and theological terminolgy, and guides readers to use the translation to gain access to the Hebrew.
The introductory chapters constitute the most up-to-date discussion of the scope of Rashi's literary legacy and of the history of research. They include highly original discussions of the Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah commentaries commonly attributed to Rashi and fully annotated English translations of 1) Rashi's programmatic essay on the problem of homonymity in biblical exegesis; 2) Rashi's commentaries on liturgical poetry; 3) one of Rashi's liturgical poems, and 4) the famous medieval poem, which declares Rashi to be the Torah Commentator par excellence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004132511
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/19/2003
Series:
Brill Reference Library of Judaism Series , #18
Pages:
920
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.52(h) x 2.27(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Rashi’s Life: An Overview
II. Rashi’s School and Disciples
III. The Viticulture Question
IV. Rashi’s Literary Output
A. Rashi’s Liturgical Poetry
B. Rashi’s Exegetical Compositions
1. Rashi’s Commentary on the Babylonian Talmud a. The Scope of Rashi’s Commentary on the Talmud b. The Characteristics of Rashi’s Commentary on the Babylonian Talmud c. The Problem of Rashi’s “Editions” of his Talmud Commentary
2. Rashi’s Biblical Commentaries a. Their Scope b. Pseudo-Rashi on Chronicles c. Pseudo-Rashi on Ezra-Nehemiah
3. Rashi’s Commentaries on Liturgical Poetry
C. Rashi’s Responsa
D. Rashi as Storyteller
V. Rashi as ‘Parshandatha’
VI. The Importance of Rashi’s Commentary on Psalms
VII. The Method and Purpose of the Present Translations and Notes a. The Method b. The Lemmas c. The Purpose
VIII. Synonymous Parallelism in Rashi’s Exegesis
IX. Previous Studies
X. The Choice of a Hebrew Text
RASHI’S INTRODUCTION TO THE PSALTER IN ENGLISH WITH NOTES
RASHI’S COMMENTARY ON PSALMS IN ENGLISH WITH NOTES
Bibliography
HEBREW SECTION
Foreword to Hebrew Section
Abbreviations Employed in the Manuscript
Hebrew Text of Rashi’s Commentary on Psalms
Appendix: Hebrew Text of Commentary on Psalms
Attributed to Rashi in the Second Rabbinic Bible
Indices
1. Index of Biblical Sources
2. Index of Ancient Biblical Manuscripts and Versions
3. Index of Rabbinic Sources
4. Index of Other Ancient and Medieval Authorities
5. Index of Medieval Manuscripts
6. Index of Modern Authorities
7. Index of Subjects and Terms

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