The Rabbis and the Prophets

The Rabbis and the Prophets

by Jacob Neusner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761854371
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 12/22/2010
Series: Studies in Judaism Series
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jacob Neusner is a leading figure in the American academic study of religion. He revolutionized the study of Judaism and brought it into the field of religion, built intellectual bridges between Judaism and other religions, thereby laying the groundwork for durable understanding and respect among religions. He has advanced the careers of younger scholars and teachers through his teaching and publication programs. Neusner's influence on the study of Judaism and religion is broad, powerful, distinctive, and enduring.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Systematizing the Rabbis' View: Classifying Rabbinic Encounters with Amos 1

i Systematization and Rabbinization 1

ii The prophetic verse of Scripture is subjected to random and one-shot paraphrase 3

iii The prophetic verse of Scripture is subjected to sustained and patterned analysis 29

iv The prophet generates a proposition and is cited as the source of a proposition 39

v The prophet confirms a proposition and contributes a proof text 41

vi The prophet contributes an illustrative case for a proposition shared and supported by a number of other prophets 42

vii The Prophet Supplies Normative Law 57

viii Classifying the Rabbis' Amos 70

ix Did the Rabbinic sages undertake a radical reading of Scripture's prophetic writings? 75

x Can we recover the main lines of the Rabbis' approach to the Prophetic writings? 75

2 Systematizing the Rabbis' View: Classifying Rabbis' Encounters with Hosea 79

i Systematization and Rabbinization 79

ii The prophetic verse of Scripture is subjected to random and one-shot paraphrase 81

iii The prophetic verse of Scripture is subjected to sustained and patterned analysis 147

iv The prophet generates a proposition and is cited as the source of a proposition 177

v The prophet confirms a proposition and contributes a proof text 180

vi The prophet contributes an illustrative case for a proposition shared and supported by a number of prophets 181

vii The Prophet Supplies Normative Law 183

viii Classifying the Rabbis' Hosea 193

ix Did the Rabbinic sages undertake a radical reading of Scripture's prophetic writings? 194

x Can we recover the main lines of the Rabbis' approach to the Prophetic writings? 194

xi Conclusion 195

Appendix: Pesiqta deRab Kahana 199

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