This theological commentary to the Rabbinic Midrash explores a simple proposition, in three parts: I. The reading of Scripture by principal parts of the Rabbinic Midrash is formed by compositions and composites that are animated by a cogent theological system. II. These primary components of the Midrash-compilations, further, are in part aimed at systematic demonstrations of theorems of a theological character. III. While forming a principal part of a large theological structure and system, each document is unique.
About the Author
Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology at Bard College and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard as well. He also is a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, and Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, in England.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Lamentations Rabbati Petihta'ot Chapter 4 Lamentations Rabbati Parashah One Chapter 5 Lamentations Rabbati Parashah Two Chapter 6 Lamentations Rabbati Parashah Three Chapter 7 Lamentations Rabbati Parashah Four Chapter 8 Lamentations Rabbati Parashah Five Chapter 9 The Rabbinic Theology Not of, but in, Lamentations Rabbati. And What Does Lamentations Rabbati Contribute to the Theology of Rabbinic Judaism? Chapter 10 Appendix: How Theological is Lamentations Rabbati?