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by Reuven Hammer

Download The Classic Midrash: Tannaitic Commentaries on the Bible (CLASSICS OF WESTERN SPIRITUALITY) ePub
  • ISBN 0809104679
  • ISBN13 978-0809104673
  • Language English
  • Author Reuven Hammer
  • Publisher Paulist Pr; First Edition edition (May 1, 1995)
  • Pages 528
  • Formats rtf azw lrf txt
  • Category Bibles
  • Subcategory Bible Study and Reference
  • Size ePub 1578 kb
  • Size Fb2 1264 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 325


The Midrash reminded me that scriptual reading takes on many levels, including allegorical, literal and symbolic, and that there is a depth to our Western scripture that can and does keep us coming back to it for thousands of years.

The Classic Midrash book. The most in-depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever.

Begun by the Sages of Israel when the Torah was canonized by Ezra in the fifth century . This volume presents an introduction to midrash in general and to these specific Tannaitic works, as well as translations of major sections of these works.

The books will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every literate . Reuven Hammer, Judah Goldin. Paulist Press, 1995 - 528 sayfa. The most in-depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted!

The books will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every literate religious persons". The Christian Century. The most in-depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted! In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic and Native American traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders. The texts are first-rate, and the introductions are informative and reliable.

Following an extremely close reading of the biblical text, the interpreter will point out a textual oddity such as an unusual word choice, a variant spelling, or an unexpected syntax. Holding the premises that the bible’s author is divine and that the text was composed with ultimate economy, an individual midrash endeavors to show how the apparent error was actually intended by God to teach an additional lesson  .

The classic midrash presented here is a collective work

The classic midrash presented here is a collective work. Although presenting interpretations in the name of individual Sages, it has no one author: rather, it reflects the collective wisdom of the leaders of Pharisaic Judaism which later became Rabbinic Judaism. Each succeeding generation added its own layer and remained a part of the ongoing process. Multiple interpretations are presented. This volume presents and introduction to midrash in general and to these specific Tannaitic works, explaining the history and development of midrash as well as its methodology and message.

Midrash (from the Hebrew root "to seek out"), which contains both legendary and legal material, is both a process and a product. Begun by the Sages of Israel when the Torah was canonized by Ezra in the fifth century . The classic midrash presented here is a collective work.

By Reuven Hammer, Judah Goldin. By Reuven Hammer, Judah Goldin. The contents of midrashic-talmudic literature may be described as the answer to two questions.

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Xangeo
The Midrash isn't the Hebrew Bible. It's commentaries and moral stories, many of them fables in the manner of Aesop's fables-- stories that aren't true, strictly speaking, but are meant to illustrate a moral or ethical principle. The classic commentaries are valuable for students of religion, and particularly Judaism, because modern Jewish scholars sometimes refer to these writings. This is a nice collection of these teachings, reflecting the yearnings and hopes of a people.
DABY
The Classic Midrash is a series of Biblical commentaries written by the Sages - Rabbinical scholars after the fall of the second temple in 70 CE. Reading the Midrash is a lifetime work, and I would be unable to do it justice in a single reading and a single review.

The Midrash reminded me that scriptual reading takes on many levels, including allegorical, literal and symbolic, and that there is a depth to our Western scripture that can and does keep us coming back to it for thousands of years. There is also a not so subtle reminder that the Pentateuch in Hebrew holds a deeper meaning than any translations could, given common word roots, gematria and "sounds like" elements that are unfortunately lost in translation.

Rabbi Hammer does a nice job of providing commentaries on the commentaries - which were necsessary for me as the work was not written for the modern reader, is not in Hebrew, and I am not Jewish and so would miss many of the subtleties and cutural references but for his well written exegesis.

If you have an interest in the Bible, in studying religious history, Judacia or want to get in touch with Western Spirituality, this is a good book. It is also one in a long series of Classics of Western Spirituality published by Paulist Press which covers a broad landscape in a scholaraly way.
Cordantrius
A Must have if you want to further study of the Old Testament..
Bolv
Midrash is usually represented as moral commentary on the Bible. Not much of content here
Friert
Very good,should have bought hard cover
Faebei
good classic midrash for serious bible students who want to connect with the world and wisdom of the faith of Jesus and his heritage
Amis
Purchased this and am very happy with it. It came very quickly and packed as not to damage the book. Would recommend this.
Thanks so much for sending this book. It is one of the best of its type I have come across.