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Hermeneutic Models of Story and History

Alexander Samely

in Forms of Rabbinic Literature and Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296736
eISBN:
9780191712067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296736.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The midrashic engagement with the biblical past, as it is represented in biblical words, is substantial and detailed. This chapter explains some major types and their literary formats, using a ... More


Rashi and His Sources

Devorah Schoenfeld

in Isaac On Jewish and Christian Altars: Polemic and Exegesis in Rashi and the Glossa Ordinaria

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823243495
eISBN:
9780823243532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243495.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter shows how Rashi draws selectively on a range of midrashic sources (including Genesis Rabbah and Midrash Tanchuma) and adapts them by truncating and rearranging them to create a ... More


Cain’s Fratricide: Rabbis and Other Early Jewish Writers Judge the Case

Robert C. Gregg

in Shared Stories, Rival Tellings: Early Encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190231491
eISBN:
9780190231521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231491.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Genesis 4’s account of Cain’s killing of his brother leaves many questions unanswered. A folio in the late sixth-century Christian book, the Ashburnham Pentateuch, depicts the events in the story ... More


Sample Profile 4: Genesis Rabbah (Theodor–Albeck/London MS)

Alexander Samely

in Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity: An Inventory, from Second Temple Texts to the Talmuds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684328
eISBN:
9780191764981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684328.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This section of the book illustrates how the Inventory applies to a specific text in the form of a sample profile of an important work, in this case Genesis Rabbah. This profile is drawn from a ... More


Sarah and Hagar: Jewish Portrayals

Robert C. Gregg

in Shared Stories, Rival Tellings: Early Encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190231491
eISBN:
9780190231521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231491.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The story of Abraham’s two women and their sons is the basis for Israel’s self-understanding as God’s covenant people in the lineage from Isaac. Strife and competition between Sarah and Hagar, ... More


Mania, Murder, and Gender Mayhem, 1975–1995

in Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759021
eISBN:
9780804777360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the 1975 essay, “The Isaac Syndrome,” by Shlomo G. Shoham, an internationally renowned criminologist and author, which intensified the debate among contemporary Isaacs and ... More


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