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The Exegetical Jerusalem: Maps and Plans for Ezekiel Chapters 40–48

Catherine Delano-Smith

in Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265048
eISBN:
9780191754159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265048.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Drawing for explanation flourished in the medieval West in biblical exegesis. Some Christian and Jewish scholars, holding that the literal meaning of the holy scriptures had to be established before ... More


The Imaginary Jerusalem of Nicholas of Lyra

Lesley Smith

in Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265048
eISBN:
9780191754159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265048.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Manuscripts and early printed copies of Nicholas of Lyra's influential biblical commentary, the Postilla litteralis et moralis in totam bibliam, were made to include a series of around forty ... More


Luther's German Bible

Helen Kraus

in Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199600786
eISBN:
9780191731563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600786.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Church History

An Augustinian monk, Luther was, like Jerome, determined to control his youthful libido by taking a vow of celibacy, but eventually broke this in order to marry Katharine, a former nun. His writings ... More


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

Devorah Schoenfeld

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823243495
eISBN:
9780823243532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243495.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

“Isaac on Jewish and Christian Altars” offers an in-depth examination of two of the most influential Christian and Jewish Bible commentaries of the High Middle Ages. The Glossa Ordinaria and Rashi's ... More


Rashi

Avraham Grossman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113898
eISBN:
9781800340213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113898.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

To this day, the commentaries on the Bible and Talmud written by the eleventh-century scholar known as Rashi remain unsurpassed. His influence on Jewish thinking was, and still is, significant. His ... More


Maimonides’ Counting of the Commandments

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter treats the generally meagre discussion among medieval Jews about holy war. While little is added to the discussion outside of Maimonides, that great medieval polymath develops a ... More


Rashi's Commentary on the Torah: Canonization and Resistance in the Reception of a Jewish Classic

Eric Lawee

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190937836
eISBN:
9780190937867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937836.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Rashi’s Commentary on the Torah explores the reception history of the most important Jewish Bible commentary ever composed, the Commentary on the Torah of Rashi (Shlomo Yitzhaki, 1040–1105). The ... More


The Historical-Critical Reading of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, and Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.

in The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863006
eISBN:
9780199979967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863006.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The jointly authored introduction defines biblical criticism (or the historical-critical method) broadly as the process of establishing the original, contextual meaning of biblical texts and of ... More


The Printed Page of the Talmud The Commentaries and their Authors

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the author's essay which was written for a volume accompanying an exhibition of the printed Talmud at the Yeshiva University Museum. The essay assesses why Rashi and Tosafot ... More


Pawnbroking: A Study in Ribbit and of the Halakhah in Exile

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores an analysis of pawnbroking, which requires parsing simultaneously three areas of Jewish law: debt, pawns, and usury. Any analysis must also incorporate the practices of ... More


Pseudo-Rashi’s Commentary on Genesis Rabba

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/9780198759232.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Abraham ben Asher collated the text of a medieval commentary on Genesis Rabba attributed to Rashi from two differing manuscripts and published it alongside his own interpretations in the ʾOr ... More


Prophets and Their Impact in the High Middle Ages: A Subculture of Franco-German Jewry

Moshe Idel (ed.)

in Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764678
eISBN:
9781800343399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764678.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers one of the most intriguing statements found in the vast opus of R. Solomon Yitshaki (Rashi), in which he claims that the people of Israel in exile are sons of prophets. It tackles ... More


Pluralism out of the Sources of Judaism: The Quest for Religious Pluralism without Relativism

Raphael Jospe

in Jewish Theology and World Religions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764098
eISBN:
9781800340190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764098.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter argues for the legitimacy of Jewish religious pluralism, citing precedents and conceptions that arise indigenously ‘out of sources of Judaism’. As for the Christian challenge of equating ... More


The Social and Cultural Background of Rashi’s Work

Avraham Grossman

in Rashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113898
eISBN:
9781800340213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113898.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the social and cultural background of Rashi's work. According to evidence preserved in the literary accounts and archaeological findings, Jews began to settle in what is now ... More


A Biographical Sketch

Avraham Grossman

in Rashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113898
eISBN:
9781800340213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113898.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter offers a biographical sketch of Rashi. There are numerous folk legends about Rashi's birth, especially the miracles wrought for his mother during her pregnancy, and about his father and ... More


Rashi’s Beit Midrash

Avraham Grossman

in Rashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113898
eISBN:
9781800340213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113898.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Rashi's beit midrash. Soon after returning to Troyes, Rashi established a yeshiva there. It began with only a few students, but gradually grew as his fame spread. As word of ... More


Commentary on the Torah

Avraham Grossman

in Rashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113898
eISBN:
9781800340213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113898.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates Rashi's commentary on the Torah. Rashi saw significance and purpose in every name, time, place, and event—indeed, in every detail—mentioned in the Torah. The essence of Rashi's ... More


Commentaries on the Later Books of the Hebrew Bible

Avraham Grossman

in Rashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113898
eISBN:
9781800340213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113898.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses Rashi's commentaries on the later books of the Hebrew Bible. In his commentaries on the later books of the Hebrew Bible (the Prophets and the Writings, collectively referred to ... More


Commentary on the Talmud

Avraham Grossman

in Rashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113898
eISBN:
9781800340213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113898.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies Rashi's commentary on the Talmud. Rashi's most important literary creation, the work that gained him his greatest fame through the ages, is his commentary on the Babylonian ... More


Rulings, Responsa, Liturgical Poems, and Commentaries on Liturgical Poems

Avraham Grossman

in Rashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113898
eISBN:
9781800340213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113898.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on rulings, responsa, liturgical poems, and commentaries on liturgical poems. Books of halakhic rulings were not an accepted literary genre in eleventh-century Germany and ... More


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