The Garments of Torah

The Garments of Torah : Essays in Biblical Hermeneutics

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"In this almost painfully beautiful book...Fishbane ...explores the question of the kind of canon, privileged status, or Logos, the Torah actually has for the post-modern Western Jew." (Theology Today). "A book well worth reading." (The Jerusalem Post). "This wonderful volume documents the intellectual and spiritual odyssey of one of North America's foremost Jewish biblical scholars." (Shofar).show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0253207525
  • 9780253207524
  • 945,522

Table of contents

Preface I. THE HERMENEUTICS OF SCRIPTURE IN FORMATION 1. Inner-Biblical Exegesis: Types and Strategies of Interpretation in Ancient Israel 2. Extra-Biblical Exegesis: The Sense of Not Reading in Rabbinic Midrash 3. The Garments of Torah-Or, to What May Scripture Be Compared? II. SCRIPTURAL HERMENEUTICS AND THE FORMS OF CULTURE 4. Israel and the Mothers 5. From Scribalism to Rabbinism: Perspectiveson the Emergence of Classical Judaism III. HERMENEUTICS, SCRIPTURE, AND THE PRESENT HOUR 6. The Biblical Dialogue of Martin Buber 7. Martin Buber's Moses 8. Speech and Scripture: The Grammatical Thinking and Theology of Franz Rosenzweig 9. The Teacher and the Hermeneutical Task: A Reinterpretation of Medieval Exegesis Conclusion: The Notion of a Sacred Text Notes Indexshow more

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In this almost painfully beautiful book ... Fishbane ... explores the question of the kind of canon, privileged status, or Logos, the Torah actually has for the post-modern Western Jew. - Theology Today A book well worth reading. - The Jerusalem Post This wonderful volume documents the intellectual and spiritual odyssey of one of North America's foremost Jewish biblical scholars. - Shofarshow more

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