Ancient Judaism and Modern Category-Formation: Judaism, Midrash, Messianism, and Canon in the Past Quarter Century

Ancient Judaism and Modern Category-Formation: Judaism, Midrash, Messianism, and Canon in the Past Quarter Century

by Jacob Neusner

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Ancient Judaism and Modern Category-Formation: Judaism, Midrash, Messianism, and Canon in the Past Quarter Century by Jacob Neusner

Argues that the sole useful categories for the analysis of the Torah derive from the Torah, the canon of the religion under study in this book. The author investigates the categories that commonly serve for the description, analysis and interpretation of ancient Judaism and the principles that form those categories. He asserts that none of those categories constitute social constructs, thus violating the inner composition of the data they are employed to classify. The book concludes with a proposed principle of category formation: Judaism's canon. Co-published with Studies in Judaism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819153951
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 07/30/1986
Series: Studies in Judaism Series
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

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