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Author Williams, Benjamin, 1985- author.

Title Commentary on Midrash rabba in the sixteenth century : the Or ha-sekhel of Abraham Ben Asher / Benjamin Williams
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)
Series Oxford oriental monographs
Oxford Oriental monographs.
Contents Cover ; Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century:The Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; Introduction to Midrash Rabba and its Readers; 1: Midrash in the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Empire; 2: Midrash Rabba and Its Commentaries; The First Printed Editions of Midrash Rabba; The 'ot 'emet of Meir Benveniste; The Matnot Kehunah of Issachar Berman; Abraham Ben Asherś 'or Ha-Sekhel and Samuel Yafehś Yefeh To'ar ; Conclusion; 3: From Safed to Venice-Abraham ben Asher and the Publication of the Or ha-Sekhel
4: Abraham ben Asherś Commentary-An Examination of Selected TextsThe Harmonization of Dikdukim-Genesis Rabba 39:1; Two Perushim-Genesis Rabba 18:4; Emendation, Definition, and Abraham Ben Asherś Sources-Genesis Rabba 60:13; Abraham Ben Asher and the Nature of Midrash; Genesis Rabba 69:1 as Interpreted by Abraham Ben Asher, Samuel Yafeh, and Solomon Le-Vet Ha-Levi; Abraham ben Asherś Or ha-Sekhel; Solomon le-Vet ha-Leviś Leem Shelomoh; Samuel Yafehś Yefeh Toar; Conclusions; 5: Pseudo-Rashiś Commentary on Genesis Rabba; 6: Conclusion: The Or ha-Sekhel and Its Reception; Appendices
APPENDIX 1: Genesis Rabba 39:1 ('Or ha-Sekhel, f. 81a-b) APPENDIX 2: Genesis Rabba 18:4 ('Or ha-Sekhel, f. 47a); APPENDIX 3: Genesis Rabba 60:13 ('Or ha-Sekhel, ff. 122b-123a); APPENDIX 4: Genesis Rabba 1:1 ('Or ha-Sekhel, f. 2a-b); APPENDIX 5: Genesis Rabba 69:1 ('Or ha-Sekhel, f. 141a-b); APPENDIX 6: Solomon le-Vet ha-Levi on Genesis Rabba 69:1(ff. 74b-75b); APPENDIX 7: Samuel Yafeh on Genesis Rabba 69:1(vol. 1, ff. 401b-402a); Bibliography; Primary Sources; Manuscripts; Printed Books; Secondary Sources; Figures; Index
Summary This work highlights the importance of Abraham ben Asher's commentary on Genesis Rabba, demonstrating the influence of this commentary on both his contemporaries and printed editions of the classical Midrashim to the present day
Notes This edition previously issued in print: 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English; Hebrew selections from Or ha-sekhel
Audience Specialized
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 6, 2016)
SUBJECT Asher, Abraham ben Gedaliah ibn, active 16th century. Or ha-śekhel
Midrash rabbah. Genesis -- Commentaries
Midrash rabbah. Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History
Midrash rabbah. Genesis. fast (OCoLC)fst01358188
Subject RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Genre/Form Commentaries.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191819858