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Author Sacks, Steven Daniel.

Title Midrash and multiplicity : Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer and the renewal of rabbinic interpretive culture / Steven Daniel Sacks
Published Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (182 pages) : illustrations
Series Studia Judaica, Forschungen zur Wissenschaft des Judentums, 0585-5306 ; Bd. 48
Studia Judaica (Walter de Gruyter & Co.) ; Bd. 48
Contents PRE and the history of rabbinic literature -- Literary arrangement in PRE -- Narrative and the phenomenon of lists -- The context of thematic discourse -- Analogy and bound themes in PRE -- PRE and pseudepigraphy -- R. Eliezer as author, pseudonym or archetype -- Transmission and tradents in PRE -- Appendix: Geonic Hebrew and pseudepigraphy -- PRE and the language of scripture -- Exegetical terminology in PRE -- PRE's exegetical expansions -- Appendix: Legal authority and scriptural innovation in PRE -- PRE and the rabbinic tradition -- Technical vocabulary in PRE -- Quotation and resonance -- Mythic clusters -- Appendix: PRE, Ishmael and Islam -- Conclusion
Summary Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer represents a late development in "midrash", or classical rabbinic interpretation, that has enlightened, intrigued and frustrated scholars of Jewish culture for the past two centuries. Midrash and Multiplicity addresses the problems raised by this equivocal work, and uses Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer in order to assess the nature of "midrash", and the renewal of Jewish interpretive culture, during its transition to the medieval era
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-174) and index
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Subject Pirkei de-Rabbi Eliezer -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Pirkei de-Rabbi Eliezer -- Language, style.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009037081
ISBN 1282456717
3110209225 (Cloth)
311021282X (electronic bk.)
9781282456716
9783110209228 (Cloth)
9783110212822 (electronic bk.)