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Author Adelman, Rachel.

Title The return of the repressed : Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer and the Pseudepigrapha / by Rachel Adelman
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 352 pages)
Series Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism, 1384-2161 ; v. 140
Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism ; v. 140
Contents Acknowledgments; Part I: Introduction to Pirqe De-Rabbi Eliezer -- Genre, Author, Provenance, and Dating; Chapter One: Genre: Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer as Narrative Midrash; Chapter Two: The Author-ity of Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer; Chapter Three: The Historical Context; Part II: the Personification of Evil; Chapter Four: The Problem of the Origin of Evil; Chapter Five: Adam, Eve and the Serpent -- the First Version of the Fall (PRE 13); Chapter Six: The Myth of the Fallen Angels; Part III: Myth and Praxis in Pirqe De-Rabbi Eliezer; Chapter Seven: Introduction to the Etiological Narratives in PRE
Summary This study analyzes mythic narratives, found in the 8th century midrashic text Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer (PRE), that were excluded, or a ̃represseda (TM), from the rabbinic canon, while preserved in the Pseudepigrapha of the Second Temple period. Examples include the role of the Samael (i.e. Satan) in the Garden of Eden, the myth of the Fallen Angels, Elijah as zealot, and Jonah as a Messianic figure. The questions are why these exegetical traditions were excluded, in what context did they resurface, and how did the author have access to these apocryphal texts. The book addresses the assumptions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Bible. Exodus -- Commentaries.
Bible. Genesis -- Commentaries.
Pirkei de-Rabbi Eliezer.
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Commentaries.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009030000
ISBN 9004180613 (electronic bk.)
9789004180611 (electronic bk.)