Introduction. Preliminary Considerations

Michael Fishbane

in Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Published in print December 1988 | ISBN: 9780198266990
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600593 | DOI:

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Introduction. Preliminary Considerations

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Opens with some preliminary considerations of what is called ‘aggadic exegesis’. This category encompasses that varieties of reinterpretation in the Hebrew Bible that deals with theological, sapiential (or wisdom), and historical topics. It thus treats such matters as the theological or ethical reinterpretation of laws; the reuse of the divine attributes of mercy in various genres of Scripture; or the reconsideration of theological topics like vicarious punishment and human responsibility. Explicit formulary and overall matters of method are considered.

Keywords: aggadah; aggadic exegesis; traditio; traditum

Chapter.  5371 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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