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Comparative Exegesis in Context

by Dohrmann, Natalie B.;


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Jewish Biblical Interpretation and Cultural Exchange

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Biblical interpretation is not simply study of the Bible's meaning. Historically, it has also served as a primary medium for cultural and religious exchange between the great religious traditions of the West. Focusing on moments of signal interest in the history of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic scriptural interpretation from the ancient, medieval, and early modern periods, "Jewish Biblical Interpretation and Cultural Exchange" offers a unique comparative perspective. Each of the essays treats its subject in relation to the larger cultural context and to other contemporary interpretative traditions. Sources and authors examined in the book include late biblical and early postbiblical compositions, rabbinic legal and homiletical interpretation, Jerome and other early Christian exegetes, Islamic exegesis in both the Qur'an and early Muslim tradition, medieval Jewish and Christian exegetes, and biblical interpretation as evidenced in early modern illustrations of biblical scenes.The histories of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic interpretation are presented not merely as parallel but as deeply interrelated, not only as reacting and polemicizing against each other but often as appropriating the tools and methods of their rival traditions.Biblical exegesis thus emerges as a forum of active and intense cultural exchange. The volume comes at a crucial time in the study of Jewish relations with Christianity and Islam, and shows how deeply connected and intertwined these three religious traditions truly are.

Jewish Biblical Interpretation and Cultural Exchange was published by University of Pennsylvania Press in May 2008 and is our 56492nd best seller. The ISBN for Jewish Biblical Interpretation and Cultural Exchange is 9780812240740.

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Page last updated 4th December 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania Press (May 2008)
Weight703g
Number of Pages352
Thickness33 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780812240740
ISBN-10081224074X
Product Code1160953
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