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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Biblical Interpretation

Barry D. Walfish

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Hebrew Bible is the classic example of a sacred text frozen in time which must satisfy the religious needs of succeeding generations of believers. Early on in its history, Judaism developed the ... More


Afterword

Robert Brody

in Sa'adyah Gaon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113881
eISBN:
9781800340046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates the full extent and variety of Sa'adyah Gaon's multifaceted life and work. It highlights factors that promoted Sa'adyah's unique literary endeavour, such as his extraordinary ... More


Halakhah and Law in the Period of the Geonim

Gideon Libson

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The geonic period signifies the five centuries between the consolidation of the Talmud during the sixth century C.E. and the emerge of the rishonim authorities in the eleventh. The name of this ... More


Karaite Halakhah

Michael Corinaldi

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Karaite sect was initiated in Baghdad in the eighth century by Anan Ben David, who explicitly expressed opposition towards the Geonim's halakhic authority. While the Hebrew term for ‘Karaites’ – ... More


A Response to David Berger

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0100
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a response to Professor David Berger's queries and questions regarding the author's argument both for the existence of a Third Yeshivah in Bavel and its role in the founding of ... More


Nahmanides’s Philosophy of Halakhah

Moshe Halbertal

in Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300140910
eISBN:
9780300257014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140910.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter notes the tension between Maimonides and the Geonim about anchoring halakhah in a tradition from Sinai versus preserving the reliability of the tradition. It explains how Nahmanides is ... More


A Response to R. Buckwold’s Critique of ‘Rabad of Posquières: A Programmatic Essay’, Part II

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: Volume III

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113997
eISBN:
9781800851061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113997.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter is a continuation of the response to Rabbi E. A. Buckwold's extensive critique of the author's article on Ravad of Posquières. The author claimed that Ravad and Rabbenu Tam were ... More


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