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Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Deborah A. Green and Laura S. Lieber

Abstract

This book gathers voices from an international community of scholars to consider the many facets of the history of biblical interpretation and to question how exegesis shapes spiritual and cultural creativity. Divided into four broadly chronological sections that chart a variety of approaches from ancient to modern times, the chapters examine texts and problems rooted in the ancient world yet still of concern today. Eighteen chapters incorporate the expertise of contributors from a diverse range of disciplines, including ancient religion, philosophy, mysticism, and folklore. Each embraces the ... More

Keywords: biblical interpretation, spiritual creativity, cultural creativity, ancient religion, mysticism, folklore, Michael Fishbane

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199206575
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.001.0001

Authors

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Deborah A. Green, editor
Greenberg Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, University of Oregon
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Laura S. Lieber, editor
Assistant Professor of Late Ancient Judaism, Duke University
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Contents

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Part I THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND HEBREW BIBLE: THE SHAPE OF THE TEXT

Part II INTERTESTAMENTAL, POSTBIBLICAL, AND RABBINIC LITERATURE: REIMAGINING THE TEXT

Part III THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD: A NEW TEXTUAL IMAGINATION

Part IV THE MODERN PERIOD: THE HUMAN AND DIVINE IN THE TEXT

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