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Abraham ben Asher’s Commentary—An Examination of Selected Texts

Benjamin Williams

in Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century: The Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198759232
eISBN:
9780191819858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759232.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Abraham ben Asher’s approaches to expounding midrash are examined through analyses of five of his comments. The first illustrates an exegetical method prominent in the ʾOr ha-Sekhel—the enumeration ... More


Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century: The Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher

Benjamin Williams

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198759232
eISBN:
9780191819858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759232.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The ʾOr ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher (Venice, 1567) is of great importance in the history of the study of midrash. It is the first book in which Genesis Rabba was accompanied by commentaries, one ... More


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