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The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms

G. Sujin Pak

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195371925
eISBN:
9780199870981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371925.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book explores the interpretation of a set of messianic Psalms in the exegesis of the Christian medieval tradition, Luther, Bucer, and Calvin and in the debate over the “Judaizing Calvin” between ... More


Martin Bucer: Christological Readings through Historical Exegesis

G. Sujin Pak

in The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195371925
eISBN:
9780199870981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371925.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 3 demonstrates Martin Bucer's use of historical exegesis to provide readings of these eight messianic Psalms in reference to Christ and the church. The author argues that Bucer remains in ... More


John Calvin: The Sufficiency of David

G. Sujin Pak

in The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195371925
eISBN:
9780199870981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371925.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 4 demonstrates that Calvin departs from the antecedent Christian tradition, Luther and Bucer's christological readings of these eight messianic Psalms, and instead reads them in reference to ... More


Fabula, between μῦθος and אגדה‎: concerning Christian exegesis during the Middle Ages

Gilbert Dahan

in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.00016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

In providing a model of allegorical interpretation and in condemning the fabula on several occasions, St Paul laid the foundation for Christian exegesis. During the following generations Christian ... More


The Method of Doubts: Problematizing the Bible in Late Medieval Jewish Exegesis

Saperstein Marc

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/9780195137279.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Scholars of medieval Jewish exegesis have devoted considerable energy to various matters of content. This chapter describes a structural model and exegetical technique widely associated with Isaac ... More


Asceticism and Eroticism in Medieval Jewish Philosophical and Mystical Exegesis of the Song of Songs

Elliot R. Wolfson

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/9780195137279.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The ascetic impulse manifested in pious devotion may be rooted in erotic desire, which is a recurring element in the phenomenology of religious experience. Matters pertaining to the sacred can be ... More


Semantics, Constellation, and Interpretation

Moshe Idel

in Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083798
eISBN:
9780300135077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083798.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at the two forms of Jewish exegesis. It starts with a look at the semantic and parasemantic aspects of the interpreted text and moves on to a discussion of the middot, which is the ... More


Radical Forms of Jewish Hermeneutics

Moshe Idel

in Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083798
eISBN:
9780300135077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083798.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter continues the discussion on Jewish exegesis, specifically on the forms of exegesis that created commentaries on the Torah while maintaining a position on the edge of Jewish culture. It ... More


Sons of God, Daughters of Man, and the Formation of Human Society in Nahmanides’s Exegesis

Nina Caputo

in Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264629
eISBN:
9780823266821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers the exegesis by thirteenth-century Catalan rabbi Moses ben Nahman (Nahmanides) of the charged scriptural verses at Genesis 6:1–4 (describing the coupling of the “sons of God” ... More


Late Medieval Readings of the Strange Woman in Proverbs

Esperanza Alfonso

in Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264629
eISBN:
9780823266821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This essay analyzes the exegetical treatment of one recurrent image from the book of Proverbs (2:16–19, 5:1–23, 6:20–31, and most significantly Chapter 7), that of the ishshah zarah (“strange ... More


Bubbling Blood and Rolling Bones

Michael D. Swartz

in The Signifying Creator: Nontextual Sources of Meaning in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740934
eISBN:
9780814723784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740934.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the two ways in which the teleological view of creation, in which God embeds materials and beings in the world, is expressed in ancient and medieval Jewish exegesis, poetry, ... More


The Septuagint from Alexandria to Constantinople: Canon, New Testament, Church Fathers, Catenae

Gilles Dorival

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192898098
eISBN:
9780191924545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898098.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Hebrew Torah was translated into Greek in Alexandria by Jewish scholars in the third century BCE. The other Biblical books followed, almost always in Alexandria. Then, the so-called Septuagint ... More


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