Biblical Interpretation in Judaism and Christianity / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Bloomsbury Academic
This volume comprises fifteen essays classified in three major sections. Some of these essays raise theoretical and methodological issues while others focus on specific topics. The time span ranges from late biblical period to the present. The volume reflects the current thought of some of the major scholars in the field in various shapes and contexts as well as from a variety of perspectives: inner-biblical, qumranic, New Testament, various rabbinic literature (targumic, midrashic, halachic, and Medieval kabalistic), and some modern interpretation.
The essays reflects the contemporary thought of some of the foremost scholars in the field of biblical exegesis from a variety of standpoints, move the biblical exegesis well beyond its conventional limits, and enrich the knowledge and deeper the understanding of the readers.
About the Author
Andrew Mein is Tutor in Old Testament, Westcott House, Cambridge.
Claudia V. Camp is Professor of Religion at Texas Christian University, USA and was on the steering committee of the Seminar. She is currently co-general editor of the LHBOTS series, as well as the author or editor of 4 books and numerous articles.
Table of Contents
I. Jewish Exegesis through the Generations
1.Francis Landy, The Temple in the Story of the Akedah (Genesis 22)
2.Ehud Ben Zvi, Revisiting "Boiling in Fire" (2 Chr 35:13) and Related Passover Questions Text: Exegetical Needs, Concerns and General Implications
3.Alan Cooper, On the Typology of Jewish Psalms Interpretation
4.Moshe Aberbach and Isaac Kalimi, Targumic and Midrashic Exegesis in Contradiction to the Peshat of Biblical Text
5.Rimmon Kasher, The Palestinian Targums to Genesis 4:8 - A New Approach to an Old Controversy
6.Rivka B. Kern Ulmer, Visions of Egypt in Midrash: 'Pharaoh's Birthday' and the 'Nile Festival'
7.Steven Fine, The United Colors of the Menorah: Some Byzantine and Medieval Perspectives on the Biblical Lampstand
8.Herbert W. Basser, Kabbalistic Teaching in the Commentary of Job by Moses Nahmanides
II. Jewish Exegesis and Christianity
9.Lawrence H. Schiffman, Biblical Exegesis in the Passion Narratives and the Dead Sea Scrolls
10.J. Harold Ellens, Exegesis of Second Temple Texts in a Fourth Gospel Son of Man Logion
11.John T. Townsend, Christianity in Rabbinic Literature
III. Jewish Bible Translation and Exegesis, and Modern Biblical Study
12.Frederick E. Greenspahn, Why Jews Translate the Bible?
13.Alan Levenson, The Rise of Modern Jewish Bible Studies: Preliminary Reflections
14.Tirzah Meacham, Review of Isaac Kalimi, Early Jewish Exegesis and Theological Controversy
15.Isaac Kalimi, Jewish Theological and Exegetical Approaches to the Hebrew Bible: A Response to T. Meacham