Jewish Concepts of Scripture Hardback

A Comparative Introduction

by Benjamin D. Sommer;


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Jewish Concepts of Scripture

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What do Jews think scripture is? How do the People of the Book conceive of the Book of Books? In what ways is it authoritative? Who has the right to interpret it? Is it divinely or humanly written? And have Jews always thought about the Bible in the same way? In seventeen cohesive and rigorously researched essays, this volume traces the way some of the most important Jewish thinkers throughout history have addressed these questions from the rabbinic era through the medieval Islamic world to modern Jewish scholarship. They address why different Jewish thinkers, writers, and communities have turned to the Bible - and what they expect to get from it. Ultimately, argues editor Benjamin D. Sommer, in understanding the ways Jews construct scripture, we begin to understand the ways Jews construct themselves.

Jewish Concepts of Scripture by Benjamin D. Sommer was published by New York University Press in October 2012. The ISBN for Jewish Concepts of Scripture is 9780814740620.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherNew York University Press (October 2012)
Weight644g
Number of Pages347
Thickness24 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780814740620
ISBN-100814740626
Product Code4062831
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