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Author Grunhaus, Naomi

Title The challenge of received tradition : dilemmas of interpretation in Radak's biblical commentaries / Naomi Grunhaus
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 258 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Statements of principle and methodology -- Rabbinic interpretation as a necessity -- Polarized comments -- Confluence of alternative exegetical modes -- Challenges to rabbinic aggadic statements -- Rejection of rabbinic legal statements -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Complexity of rabbinic comments and Radak's analysis -- Bibliography
Summary This text analyzes the consistent ways Radak (R. David Kimhi, c. 1160-1232) juxtaposes plain, contextual exegesis (peshat) within his biblical commentaries alongside ancient modes of rabbinic interpretation (derash). In addition, the book explores his criteria for challenging rabbinic teachings, both in narrative and legal contexts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from home page (viewed on December 14, 2012)
SUBJECT Kimhi, David, approximately 1160-approximately 1235.
Kimhi, David, approximately 1160-approximately 1235. fast (OCoLC)fst01828740
Bible. Old Testament -- Hermeneutics
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Old Testament. fast (OCoLC)fst01808092
Subject Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism
Rabbinical literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199979899